Although he's still verbally committed to UCLA, Kansas State received big news from offensive lineman Kenny Lacy that he will be taking an official visit to Manhattan. The staff has been recruiting since his junior season at Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe.
"I think I'd have a good opportunity to play at Kansas State," said Kenny Lacy, "most likely after a redshirt year when they lose their starting tackles. I love that followed up a good season last year with a great one. They're winning big games and getting people's attention. I'm real comfortable with Coach Dickey. He would be my position coach [at Kansas State], but is also my recruiter. We've formed a close relationship. I'm going to be taking my official visit on December 1st for the Texas game."
Kansas State fans will relish in the fact Lacy cancelled an official visit to conference rival, Oklahoma, in favor of a trip to Manhattan. However, he still remains committed to UCLA and has numerous programs in hot pursuit. Lacy took an official visit to Nebraska in September and will make an official visit to Vanderbilt on November 17th prior to the Kansas State trip. He also has taken several unofficial visits to nearby Arizona State.
Lacy, 6-foot-5, 270-pounds is most proud of what his team, the Pride, is doing this season at Mountain Pointe. After a 9-1 regular season, the Pride will begin the AIA Division 1 playoffs as the top seed.
"I'm playing left tackle and helping out on the defensive line," Lacy said. "This year I'm finishing off plays because I'm more athletic, bigger, and stronger. We use a lot of multiple looks on offense. I think it's a pretty balanced attack. We have 30 passing touchdowns and have rushed for over 2000 yards. I'm a senior and a captain this year so I've definitely been more of a leader for us. This is a team I think can go a long way and play for a state championship."
Lacy made his verbal commitment to UCLA after an official visit in early September, however, a final decision is expected after his remaining official visits. At this point Kansas State, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, and Arizona State have to like their chances, but UCLA remains in the driver's seat.
Mountain Pointe opened the playoffs this past Friday, November 2nd, with a 49-0 Win over Cibola of Yuma and will face Desert Mountain of Scottsdale on November 9th.