Lazard Impresses

Allen Lazard already has an Iowa State offer in hand. The 2014 WR from Urbandale, Iowa is getting off to the kind of start this camp season that likely will bring others. He discusses his stop at LSU this week and offers up an update on his recruitment here.

Several tweets surfaced on Monday lauding Allen Lazard's performance at the Les Miles Tiger Camp at LSU. The Class of 2014 receiver from Urbandale, Iowa turned heads against some of the nation's top competition.

"I felt like I got a lot of separation from the defensive backs," Lazard said. "I also was catching almost everything I could get my hands on."

The 6-foot-4.5, 190-pound Lazard reports a scholarship offer from Iowa State. Iowa and others are showing interest.

"I think it's getting a lot better," Lazard said of his recruitment. "There were a lot more schools that came to my school to check in on me (in the spring). I've gotten a lot more letters and camp invites."

Lazard said that Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska and Oregon stopped by his high school this spring.

After completing the event in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, Lazard will head home for a basketball tournament with his Urbandale High team on Saturday. Sunday brings a stop at Iowa State's 7-on-7 camp. He'll then be at the Cyclones' one-day camp on June 15 and at Iowa on the 16th. He's scheduled to be at Ohio State on the 21st.

His performance at LSU could build momentum for Lazard on the recruiting front.

"The Southern Miss coach is working with us," he said. "He said that he really liked me. I also talked to Coach Miles and the LSU wide receivers coach. They're showing some interest."

Lazard said the players are taken through their paces in positional drills at the camp.

"The receivers are working on breaking to the ball and running crisp routes," he said. "We do seven-on-sevens then we do one-on-ones with all of the D-Backs."

Sometimes at high level camps, players don't get a chance to stand out from the crowd. Lazard is proud that he was able to show off his talent and get recognized.

"It's a big thing," he said. "There's a lot of great competition down here. It's kind of hard to stand out from all these guys. I think I'm getting there. I don't think I've taken too big of a step forward, but I'm closer."


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