West Point offensive lineman Scott Lashley talks about his team's win over Saltillo and his recruitment.

The Green Wave of West Point appears to have found its' groove. Now 7-2, Coach Chris Chambless' team has won four in a row in dominating fashion. Last night's 50- 0 win over Saltillo was just the latest contest that saw West Point control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the football. The recent results have Scout four star offensive tackle Scott Lashley excited about the rest of the season.

"I feel like our offense is coming together better and better," Lashley said in the postgame. "As an offensive unit, we have seen a lot of young guys stepping up in practice since the Oxford game. I just feel like we're getting better and better every single week."

Lashley is one of the leaders of a talented senior class, but the strength of the West Point offensive has been the playmaking ability of sophomores Chris Calvert and Marcus Murphy. The maturation of that crop of underclassmen has been the difference for an improving Green Wave team that looks to be peaking at the right time.

"Chris, Marcus and the two ends we have starting up front are all tenth graders," Lashley said. "We're all just coming together. After the Oxford game, we felt like we had been smacked in the mouth. We had some adversity, but we have snapped back from that.

"As seniors, we had to help the young guys through that. They've come back and helped us. It's just made us better as a unit. We've been grinding harder and harder in practice no matter who we're playing in the next game."

The four star tackle has drawn interest from all over the country during his college recruitment. Earlier this week, Lashley picked up offer number 25 when the Ducks of Oregon came calling.

"Oregon is a very good offer," Lashley said. "The offensive line coach from Oregon (Steve Greatwood) flew down here and I felt a lot of respect in the fact that he flew all the way down here just to see us practice and watch the highlight film. They basically introduced themselves with an offer.

"All of this is like a dream come true. This time last year, I was just hoping and praying to get a JuCo offer. I just wanted to be recruited and have a chance to keep playing. Now I have a lot of offers to think about."

While he has not established a date just yet, Lashley hopes to take an official visit to Eugene, Oregon at some point before making his college decision.

"I talked things over with my mom and I know for sure that I want to take a visit up there to Oregon. That's the only official visit that I know for sure that I want to take," Lashley explained. "I still haven't narrowed things down, but I am looking at visiting LSU and Alabama too. After that, it's just all up in the mix.

"I have been over to Starkville (Mississippi State), so many times, just countless times. I am not sure if I need to take an official visit there."

Lashley reports that he is still considering all options and that he has not set a timeframe for a final decision. As it stands now, the West Point product is planning to wait out the process.

"It's definitely going to be after the season," Lashley said of his announcement. "I know that I want to take all of my officials and then make my decision. It might end up being close to signing day."

With just over three months left until National Signing Day, Lashley is still sorting through what each program has to offer student athletes. In the end, his decision will be based on the entire college experience rather than just football.

"As I have said from the beginning, academics is still number one," Lashley said. "I want to go to a college where everything is set up for you to be successful. I want to find the best school that fits me, because you know coaches leave.

"Building a relationship with a coach is good, but building a relationship is important too. I want to choose a school, because I love that school and they have the things I am looking for. Coaches leave all of the time, so I want to be sure that I pick the school that fits me best even if the coaches left."

Lashley plans to attend Mississippi State's home game against Kentucky this evening. With a win, the Bulldogs (5-2) would be bowl eligible for the sixth consecutive season under Coach Dan Mullen.


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