UCLA commit to visit Vanderbilt for UT

Although still verbally committed to UCLA, Vanderbilt received big news from offensive lineman Kenny Lacy that he will be taking an official visit to the Nashville campus later in the month.

Considered a long shot, the Commodore staff stayed on the 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive tackle, who plays at Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe High School, even after his commitment and now get a chance to show him what kind of team they're building in person.

"I think I'd have a good opportunity to play early at Vanderbilt," said Kenny Lacy. "They're doing pretty good this year despite a tough schedule. They're winning game in a big conference and getting people's attention. I'm like the offensive coach, Coach Hand. He's a big reason I'm going out there. I'm look at being there the weekend before Thanksgiving for the Tennessee game."

Lacy verbally committed to UCLA in after an unofficial visit in September. He announced his commitment via his Twitter account. Later in the month, however, he took an official visit to Nebraska. Lacy will also make an official visit to Kansas State on November 30th. He has taken several unofficial visits to nearby Arizona State, who remain steadily in the picture as well.

Lacy is most proud of what his team, the Pride, is doing this season at Mountain Pointe. After a 9-1 regular season, the Pride will began the AIA Division 1 playoffs as the top seed.

"I'm playing left tackle and helping out on the defensive line," Lacy said. "This year I'm finishing off plays because I'm more athletic, bigger, and stronger. We use a lot of multiple looks on offense. I think it's a pretty balanced attack. We have 30 passing touchdowns and have rushed for over 2000 yards. I'm a senior and a captain this year so I've definitely been more of a leader for us. This team, I think, can go a long way and play for a state championship."

A final decision by Lacy is expected after his remaining official visits. Vanderbilt will be a festive place the weekend of Lacy's visit as they try to break a six game losing streak against Tennessee and increase bowl possibilities.

Mountain Pointe has won their first and second round games of the playoffs and will host Brophy College Prep in the state quarterfinals on Friday, November 16th.

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