Lacy has Nebraska ties

It's not uncommon for a high school football recruit to have some ties to a school or two. It's a little more uncommon though when you get a few states away like Kenny Lacy from Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe and Nebraska. Nebraska does like to recruit the state of Arizona though. So, who does Lacy have ties with at Nebraska?

Kenny Lacy has been getting increasingly popular and he picked up offer lucky number seven the other day from Nebraska. The Huskers are the second Big Ten team to offer the offensive lineman.

"Nebraska offered me the other day," Lacy said. "That was my second offer from the Big Ten. I have Nebraska and Purdue. Nebraska was my seventh offer overall.

"My first offer was Arizona under Coach Mike Stoops. I speak with the new staff though probably twice a week or so. I talk to them quite a bit. I head to USC this Sunday for Junior Day and I already went to Arizona State."

Lacy has those plans coming up, but he also has some that are pending. He's not sure if he will have time to get them all scheduled and in. "I was invited to junior days at Cal, Notre Dame and Nebraska. I haven't completely decided if I will get to the junior days, but I would like to see those schools before the season starts."

Lacy is a two-way star for Mountain Pointe and he will have a chance to play both positions all season as a full-time starter. There are a couple of schools that like Lacy at either/or position and he really doesn't have a set preference.

"I play offensive tackle and defensive end. Arizona and Oregon State have both said that they like me at both positions. I will be playing full-time, both ways my senior season after splitting time as a junior.

"I don't have a preference which position or side of the ball I play in college. It would depend on the school I go to and the depth chart at the two positions. It's something that I would be open to."

As an offensive lineman, you have to like the size that Lacy has, but more than that you have to like his athleticism. As a defensive end, Lacy can draw the double-team and work through them to make plays.

"As an offensive lineman every game I will be bigger or stronger than the guy across from me. When I get an equally sized opponent I am still quicker and stronger than they are. Coaches say that I have good feet and am athletic.

"On defense I am playing more at a five technique and going to be a run stopper. In a five, it's kind of hard to get a lot of sacks because I am getting the double team most times. I am going to force them to double team me every time."

Lacy has some pretty strong ties back to Lincoln. He's good friends with a player that just signed with Nebraska. There is a bit of a fraternity among all of the top players in the state in Arizona.

"They are a very, very prestigious football program that is known for having some of the biggest, strongest players year after year. Avery Moss is a good friend of mine and just signed with Nebraska. He and I played on the same club basketball team.

"I know both Andrus Peat and Todd Peat. I knew them both because they were at Corona. All of the players in Arizona are pretty close. It's not a competitive thing. We are all really about the players being successful."

Lacy isn't sure when he will have a chance to visit Nebraska. He could go to junior day or for the spring game. That being said there is also a very good chance that Nebraska gets an official visit from Lacy because of a yet strong tie back to Nebraska.

"I talked to Coach Ron Brown and he invited me to junior day, but he also asked me to come to their spring game. He said that is a good opportunity to come up and see what Nebraska is like. I would like to get up there sometime before possibly taking an official visit.

"I think that I would more than likely take an official visit to Nebraska with one of my five trips. My cousin is Marcel Jones who just graduated from Nebraska."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in's SuperPrep Magazine.
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