Lacey Making Two Visits This Weekend

One of the top overall athletes in the LoneStar state, Jacob Lacey has several options when looking at the Big 12 and Big 10 Conferences. He has narrowed his list down to five, though, and will visit two of schools this weekend. Schools want Lacey to make a decision by Christmas, but with one official visit lined up in January, will he do so?

Jacob Lacey has taken official visits to Kansas and Colorado this weekend, and has come to one realization after experiencing his first two official visits. His decision will only become that much more difficult as he continues his visit.

"I use to say that Colorado was the favorite on my list, but it is pretty even now in seeing both schools are such great options," said Lacey.

Lacey just got done with an in-home visit with Jayhawk assistant Dave Doeren before picking up the phone, and stated the Jayhawks continue to impress.

"Coach Doeren has let me know they want me real bad, and that they need a guy who is ready to come in and play," continued Lacey. "They have some young corners, but want a speedy guy like me so they can move Charles Gordon back over to offense. The players there are real fanatic over the program, and you can tell they are on the rise."

Lacey has many interests in considering Colorado, but it has been one assistant coach that has stood out to him the most.

"Coach (Craig) Dray is what stands out the most when thinking about Colorado. He knows the game real well, and I'd love to play under him. I refer to him as the "truth," said Lacey.

This weekend, though, Lacey will add twice as much difficulty to his decision by making two official visits this weekend.

He will head out to Madison, Wisconsin on Friday morning to check out the Badgers before departing Saturday afternoon to Iowa City, Iowa where he will check out the Iowa Hawkeyes.

"The dead period begins next week so I want to crack out as many visits as possible before then. It lasts three weeks, and many of these schools want me to decide before Christmas," stated Lacey.

"I have an official visit set-up with Oklahoma State on January 7th that I would like to take as they just graduated five cornerbacks. The only thing is that I wouldn't mind deciding before Christmas, either, so I got some thinking to do."

Lacey is greatly looking forward to both visits this weekend.

"One of my former teammates, Jamar Crane, plays at Wisconsin, and has told me good things. That is another school where I could play early, and their coaches are real with you and are down-to-earth," said Lacey.

"Iowa just offered me not too long ago, and my teammate, Justin Edwards, is visiting there with me this weekend," added Lacey, who will be hosted by Hawkeye wide receiver Clinton Solomon. "Coach (Ron) Aiken has been real cool."

"I like that he plays by the rules. I remember going into my coach's office while he was there at time he wasn't allowed to talk to me, and he made sure that he left the room. He lets the program sell itself without playing any game."

Lacey played quarterback this fall, but projects on either side of the ball on the next level.

"Iowa has told me they want to start me out at wide receiver, and then by my sophmore year, hopefully, I can play both ways. My host (Clint Solomon) was a quarterback in high school, and is a real good wide receiver for them now. Iowa said they like what I do with the ball in my hands."

"Wisconsin has also told me they are recruiting me as a receiver, first, and Kansas has told me I can play either side of the ball. They just want my athleticism on the field," said Lacey."

Either way, you can likely count on Lacey making a splash on the field in either the Big 12 or Big Ten Conference.

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