LeGrand Taking Visits

Lucas LeGrand recently helped Dubuque Senior finish third at the state basketball tournament. However, the junior's future is in football, where he's a talented lineman. He visited Iowa State last month and was set to see Iowa in late March. He talks about his recruitment here.

Iowa and Iowa State are recruiting Dubuque Senior's Lucas LeGrand. The offensive lineman has a history with one of them.

"I've been going to Iowa games since I was about 10 or 12," LeGrand said. "We've had season tickets."

The four-sport athlete won't let his past decide his future, however. He is giving the Hawkeyes and Cyclones equal consideration.

LeGrand, who just helped Senior finish third at the state basketball tournament, visited Iowa State's Elite Junior Day last month. He scheduled a trip to Iowa for March 27.

"I thought (the Cyclones) junior day was very good," the 6-foot-5, 260-pound LeGrand said. "I liked everything about it. I liked how the coaches were very personable. The facilities are nice. I'll be able to compare it to other places now."

Assistant Courtney Messingham is leading Iowa State's recruitment of LeGrand.

"He said that he's very interested," LeGrand said. "He said he likes my size and how I can move for my size. He likes that I'm a work in progress and have room to grow and have potential."

Reese Morgan recruits the state for the Hawkeyes.

"I talked to Coach Morgan a little bit but I've talked more to Brian Ferentz, the offensive line coach," LeGrand said. "He said a lot of the same things that Iowa State has told me. They like my frame and that they can build me into what they want me to be. He said that they like how I'm not just a big guy on the offensive line. I can also pull and move around."

LeGrand reports contact with Northwestern, Northern Colorado, South Dakota State and North Dakota State. He's considering visits to those schools in the spring and summer but has to work around his track and baseball schedules.

"I want to camp at Iowa and Iowa State," LeGrand said. "I'll also go to any other camps I'm invited to that I feel like I need to go to."

Atmosphere and academics are two key factors in LeGrand selecting a school. He'd also prefer to play close to home so his family can see him on the field in person.

To achieve his goal of playing college football, Legrand is focused on polishing his game.

"I'm not always the biggest guy out there anymore," he said. "I'm going against guys the same size or bigger. I need to better my technique, especially my hand placement. That's what coach always yells at me for."

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