Recruiting: Lacy Trying To Figure Things Out

It's hard for us to believe but standout running back Eddie Lacy of Geismar (Dutchtown), La., said he had not seen any coaches visit his high school yet. We told him to mark our words they would be. Lacy rushed for more than 1,800 yards and scored 26 touchdowns last season. As a sophomore he carried the ball 178 times for 1,207 yards and 19 TDs. Put up stats like that and the coaches will come.

"I haven't seen the coaches yet, but I have heard from LSU, Tennessee, Auburn, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Michigan," said Lacy, the Louisiana Class 5A Player of the Year as a junior.

He added that he had also heard from other schools like Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Southern Miss, and Mississippi.

"I don't know what I am looking for," said Lacy when asked about it. "I don't know what I want to major in. Facilities are important. I want to be where they have good facilities. It would be nice to get a little playing time (as a freshman) and not redshirt."

He recently posted great numbers at the New Orleans Scout Combine. Those numbers included his 4.44 in the forty. He also had a 33-inch vertical jump and he has a 315-pound max on the bench press. He is well developed for a high school back at 5-11 and 205 pounds.

"I don't know my schedule for the summer yet," said Lacy, adding that he had not visited any schools this spring. "I need to set up a schedule and maybe start looking at schools. Everything has been normal so far, pretty normal."

Our guess is the pace will pick up a lot and probably soon. Lacy focuses only on football, so he has extra time where he can work on improving his core GPA (2.0) and his ACT (17).

Trooper Taylor is now recruiting Louisiana for Oklahoma State and we would think that a stop at Dutchtown High School is definitely on his itinerary.

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