Position: Offensive Tackle
Weight: 295 pounds
Offers: Cincinnati and Ball State
Class Impact: Charlie Strong wants to strengthen Louisville's depth on the offensive line by adding a few big uglies in the Class of 2013. Last week, Strong landed rising Florida star Shamar Johnson, who projects as the Cardinals future left tackle. With Lacy's commitment, Strong now has a pair of talented 6 foot 6 bookend offensive tackles in the Class of 2013 to compliment 6'6, 320 pound sophomore Jamon Brown and massive freshmen Ryan Mack (6'6, 315) and Abraham Garcia (6'5, 330). That's the size needed to compete at a high level in the Big East or any other BCS conference in the future.
Scouting Report: Like Johnson, Lacy, who also plays basketball, is an impressive prospect because of his size, reach and athleticism. Lacy will have to improve his balance and gain additional strength to impact at the BCS level, but he explodes off the football, possesses good lateral footwork and a massive frame for strength coach Pat Moorer to work with once he arrives on campus.
Who's left?: Though Louisville has limited scholarships available this year, expect Strong's staff to add at least one more offensive linemen in this class. With tackles Johnson and Lacy, Louisville probably will shift focus to offensive guard targets, including four-star Miami standout Denver Kirkland.
Final Take: It's a little surprising that Lacy doesn't hold more BCS offers, especially considering his strong performance at the Columbus Nike Camp last week. However, Lacy's transfer from Southport to Center Grove for his senior year probably raised red-flags with many BCS-level college coaches. Still, Lacy has the athleticism, size and frame to become an outstanding offensive lineman for the Cardinals in the future.