Lazard still looking?

Wide receiver Allen Lazard of Urbandale (Iowa) High explains where he stands with Notre Dame heading into the last stretch of summer and what conversation he had with Irish assistant Bob Elliott after the Irish picked up a commitment from Corey Holmes.

Wide receiver Allen Lazard of Urbandale (Iowa) High knows that he's a wanted prospect by many programs, but namely, Iowa State and Notre Dame. A pledge to Iowa State, Lazard was offered by the Irish in the spring, and Notre Dame has been in hot pursuit to land him since.

Lazard visited Notre Dame in June - a visit that went so well he's decided to set up an official in the fall.

"I will take my official visit to Notre Dame for either the Oklahoma or USC game," Lazard said. "After that, I will know if I am going to switch my commitment or not. It will be a gut feeling and something I consider after talking it over with my parents."

"I am taking my official to Iowa State for either the Iowa or Texas game," Lazard added. "I will also probably take officials to Oregon and Stanford."

Lazard remains in close contact with Notre Dame assistant Bob Elliott, and the two spoke after the Irish recently added a commitment from wide receiver Corey Holmes.

"Coach Elliott is my main recruiter," Lazard said. "I talk with Coach (Tony) Alford sometimes too. I spoke with Coach Elliott recently because Notre Dame just got a wide receiver commit. He asked me if I was still interested, and I told him that doesn't bother me, and he told me Notre Dame still really wants me."

"Notre Dame is a big-time program that plays elite competition, and they have plans to use me a lot in their offense," Lazard said. "They also have a lot of resources available to me outside of football."

At 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, Lazard can propose a threat on the outside at the college level.

"Notre Dame tells me that they can use me a lot," Lazard said. "They see me like (Tyler) Eifert, going one-on-one with the corners on the outside and using my size and speed and to make plays."

Right now, Lazard is in Orlando, Florida for an AAU basketball tournament. His team will advance to nationals this week. But, come fall, his attention will turn to winning a state championship on the gridiron.

"This season, I just want to win a state championship," Lazard said. "I don't have any personal goals like records or anything. I want to become a better team leader and improve on the little things."

Lazard is a four-star wide receiver and is ranked as the No. 20 wide receiver in 2014 by Top Stories