Jacob Lacey (Allen Trieu / Scout)

Schools flocking to see 2019 DT Jacob Lacey

Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren defensive tackle Jacob Lacey is only just wrapping up his sophomore season, but has quite a few big time offers and has schools from around the country stopping in to his school to see him.

Jacob Lacey has ten offers already, and he has not even played his junior season yet.

The Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren sophomore has had many schools come through his halls in recent weeks and some have even come out to the baseball diamond, where he is an usual sight, a 298-pound outfielder.

"This Friday was kind of crazy," he said. "We had a workout in the morning and Louisville came to the workout, Michigan State came to the school later in the day, Tennessee came after school and next week, Clemson is coming, Michigan came to one of my baseball games and Penn State is coming as well."


Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison came right from Rome to see Lacey play baseball. The Wolverines were Lacey's most recent college visit and one of his latest offers.

"Man, Michigan's one of the best visits I've ever had," he said. "The coaches laid it out for me straight, the facilities were great, I met the players and they have some of the best kids and hardest working players. The coaches didn't have to yell once and they still went hard every play, that's the culture they have at Michigan."

This summer, Lacey wants to return to Tennessee and Notre Dame, two schools who have offered him. He will be at Notre Dame's Irish Invasion. He also plays to camp with Clemson and visit Stanford during what should be a busy time.

From there, he plans to take advantage of the new recruiting rules which allow earlier official visits for his class.

"By the end of summer, I want to cut down to five or six schools, then with the new rule, take my official visits in April and commit before senior season."

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