Michigan State’s (MSU) 2017 recruiting class is nearing its end, with Signing Day approaching within three weeks. The finishing touches and final pieces of the puzzle will be added to the class, but it also signifies a time to look toward future classes. MSU does not offer many sophomores, but Bowling Green, Kentucky defensive tackle, Jacob Lacey, received an offer from MSU. Already holding offers from Notre Dame, Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, and others, Jacob’s offer from MSU is a big deal for him.
Jacob described the process of his offer and what the coaches tell him. “My dad reached out to Michigan State. He spoke with the coaches and sent in my film. The coaches liked the film and said I was the "Dancing Bear”! They said I have quick feet, loose hips and great hands.” As for who Jacob spoke with, it was Coach Blackwell, “ I spoke mainly with Coach Blackwell, and they invited me down for the Michigan State vs Michigan basketball game to see the campus and meet all the coaches.”
January 29th, when MSU hosts University of Michigan, will be a big day for underclassmen recruiting. MSU will host many of their top junior and sophomore targets and will look to leave a good impression. Jacob will be one of the many top targets in attendance. “I want to meet Coach Burton, see the campus, and take it all in,” he added.
As soon as Jacob received his offer from Michigan State, he knew he had to visit to see what the program is about. Jacob commented on his offer, “It means a lot, Michigan State has such a reputation for being one of the best programs in the nation and I can't wait to visit in the upcoming weeks. It's very humbling for me!”
Jacob plays for South Warren High School in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is already a force of nature on the football field, but is always looking to get better on the football field. “My first step, speed for my size and hands are my strengths,” he said. “I want to continue to improve on all facets of the game, especially my pass rush.”
The 6’2.5”, and 301 pound defensive tackle’s goal is simple for when he gets to college in two years. “I hope to bring a dominance for the defensive line.” In the classroom, Jacob also has a plan, “I also expect to get a great education, I want to be an engineer.”
Jacob Lacey has yet to be ranked by Scout. Stay tuned to Spartan Nation, as we will check in with Jacob after his visit for a Michigan State basketball game on January 29th.