"I saw him last at the International Bowl, the combine, and he was just the best lineman competing in the combine. He was dominating the combine. He's added some size to his frame; he's gotten a lot bigger and gained a lot of weight, and retained his athleticism. I see big things from him at the next level."
The commitment to Nebraska by Lacouture is a big one. Lacouture had Nebraska in a top three with Michigan and LSU, but Lacouture was also committed to Texas A&M for a period of time before opening things up again.
"It's pretty incredible that Nebraska was able to pull Lacouture north to Lincoln especially considering how close he lives to Texas A&M. I really didn't think that he would decommit from A&M to begin with, but the fact that Nebraska got him to commit to them says a lot of big things about the coaching staff and the class."
Lacouture told BigRedReport yesterday that Nebraska sees him playing the 4-3 defensive end position, but his skills as a defensive tackle are undeniable. Lynn thinks that Lacouture could have success at either position provided he puts in the work necessary to add weight to play inside in college.
"I am not really sure where I see him fitting in the best. He's added versatility by playing there last year and I could see him adding some size and playing as a defensive tackle if the coaches wanted to play him there. I think that he would excel at both spots."
Nebraska didn't have the type of success recruiting the state of Texas last year like they do most years. Coach Bo Pelini said that he and his staff were going to make Texas a priority this year. While Nebraska didn't get a big quantity of players from Texas last year they did land an important one according to Lynn.
"Absolutely, I completely agree. Nebraska didn't get a lot of players from the state of Texas last year, but Tommy Armstrong was a steal. Tommy has been trying to recruit all of the players from the San Antonio area to go to Nebraska. San Antonio has a lot of talented players year after year. I think that by getting Armstrong last year it shows that Nebraska can still get players from the state of Texas."
Lacouture chose Nebraska over LSU and Michigan. He was also holding offers from Texas A&M, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Utah and others. Lacouture is rated a four-star prospect and is a Top 100 player nationally. Lacouture is also rated as the No. 12 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com.