Louisville at the top of Lacy's list

Skylar Lacy, a big offensive tackle from Center Grove, IN., has visited Louisville twice since receiving an offer from Charlie Strong's program last month, including taking in the Cardinals spring game on Saturday. Lacy was impressed with Louisville after his first visit, and likes the Cards even more after his most recent trip.

Skylar Lacy, a big offensive tackle from Center Grove, IN., has visited Louisville twice since receiving an offer from Charlie Strong's program last month, including taking in the Cardinals spring game on Saturday. Lacy was impressed with Louisville after his first visit, and likes the Cards even more after his most recent trip.

"The spring game was nice," Lacy said. "It was nice to see the players are still are growing and maturing and that the program is still rising. It made me feel my first visit wasn't a fluke. The biggest thing was meeting some of the recruits. I met Sid Anvoots and Kyle Bolin and talked to them. It made me realize the type of players that coaching staff is recruiting."

Lacy's father made the first visit to Louisville and came away impressed with Strong's program after talking and meeting the Cardinal coaching staff.

"We talked to Coach [Dave Borbely] Borbs, Coach [Vance] Bedford, Coach Strong and the weight lifting coach [Pat Moorer]," Lacy said. "He liked it. He'd like for me to stay close to home and likes that it's only two hours away. He liked the coaching staffs experience and the weight lifting coach, he was impressed that he coached at South Carolina under Lou Holtz. They have nice facilities and a gorgeous campus. I could see myself at Louisville."

Lacy's girlfriend tagged along to Louisville this time, as the 6'6, 305 pound offensive tackle watched Louisville's offensive linemen closely during the spring game.

"Coach Borbs to me is an old school coach," Lacy said. "His guys are real physical, real tough. They bully people. That's what I took away from watching them in the spring game. Other than the two o-linemen going down they held their own in my eyes."

Louisville envisions Lacy playing tackle in college and the Cardinals are impressed with his athleticism and push off the line of scrimmage.

"I'm 305 right now," Lacy said. "They want me to drop down to 290 and then get back up to 325. That's what they're looking to do with me. They'll probably redshirt me, which is what I prefer to do. They watched my film and talked about how well I run and get off the ball."

Lacy currently has offers from Louisville and Ball State. He's also receiving interest from Indiana, Purdue and Wisconsin. Lacy plans to visit Ball State and Wisconsin this week and has already visited the two Big 10 programs in his home state.

"Louisville was the first to offer, so that's big," Lacy said. "Ball State was my second and I'm going there [Tuesday]. I'm visiting Wisconsin later this week and I've been to Indiana and Purdue a couple times. I don't really have an order, but with Louisville and Ball State being my two offers, those two would be at the top of my list, of course. I'm still early in the recruiting process."

Lacy said the Big 10 schools want him to visit so they can evaluate him before extending scholarship offers.

"IU said they want to see me at a camp and if I did good they would offer," Lacy said. "Wisconsin wants to meet me and they said they [might] offer if I visit or attend camp. I'm not sure about my camps. We are going to try to strategically plan out my camps to get my name out there. But I'm not too sure on the Indiana and Wisconsin camps yet."


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