Lacy Talks College Options

The Sooners have multiple offers out for running backs and have landed one commitment to date at that position. The others who are not already made a commitment are just looking over all of their options. One of those is Dutchtown High's Eddie Lacy. He has nearly 10 scholarship offers and has a busy summer planned ahead. Will he make his way to Norman? Scout.com has the update.

Even though he admits that he has not spoken with the Oklahoma coaches in a few weeks that still didn't stop Dutchtown (LA) High School running back Eddie Lacy from keeping the Sooners at the top of his list.

And while he may hold multiple scholarship offers and have interest coming from nearly 10 different schools, the 6-foot-2, 226-pound Lacy has not narrowed his options down.

But with schools like Tennessee, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Southern Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana Tech, and Ole Miss all requesting his services, there may be one or two that really stand out.

So where do the Sooners rank?

"I would probably have to say that Oklahoma is No. 2 right behind Auburn," Lacy said.

As stated, Lacy said it has been some time since he last talked with the Oklahoma coaches. He said that coach Cale Gundy is the one who is recruiting him. From what Lacy said, the conversation went well.

"We basically talked about grades and what I am looking for in a college," Lacy said. "I am looking for early playing and do not want to red shirt."

So what is Lacy looking for in a college?

"Academically, I want to school where I will get a good education," Lacy said. "And, I am looking for a good, winning program that has nice facilities."

At the moment the Sooners already have one commitment from a running back in Jonathan Miller. According to Lacy, the coaches have not told him how many they are planning to take.

But either way, that verbal has no bearing on Lacy's recruitment in any way.

"I know that they (Oklahoma) signed a good running back already," Lacy said. "But that doesn't bother me at all. It actually makes me play better."

Spring football is almost over at Dutchtown and Lacy was happy to see some of the coaches who came by to see him. From what his coach told him, LSU, Tulane, and Alabama coaches all made stops to check him out.

But he knows that it is not all about him.

"It makes you feel good to see all of those people come by to see you and your teammates," Lacy said. "I think recruiting has gone well for me."

The Dutchtown team finishes up this Saturday with its annual scrimmage and now Lacy must decide on where he plans to go this summer.

But he must take care of his business first and then make his recruiting rounds.

"I have to go to summer school. I plan to make visits this summer based on my parents' work schedule," Lacy said. "Auburn, Oklahoma, Florida, Miami, Iowa, and Georgia are the schools I want to see. I don't think I'll be able to make all of them, but it's something to shoot for."

As a running back, Lacy calls himself a "patient runner" who waits for his blocks to develop. He said that speed, power, and vision are a few of his strengths, which make him the back that he is.

Lacy finished the season with over 1,800 yards and 26 touchdowns.


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