Lasco to take in some OU action?

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated is going strong as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we feature The Woodlands running back Daniel Lasco. Check it out what he had to say.

Coming into last season, only a sophomore, The Woodlands running back Daniel Lasco was by no means a sleeper. The word got out on his abilities quickly, but did not stop him from showing up week in and week out for more than 12 weeks.

Now, heading into his junior year, there are a few things the 6-foot, 195-pound Lasco would like to do. But there is one in particular.

"Definitely, if there is one thing I want to do, is I want to gain some weight. I have been working with my trainer with that, trying to gain as much as I can until the beginning of the season," Lasco said. "This way, I can take the hits better when they come next season."

That still was not enough to keep him off the field much. Lasco finished the year with 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns. Performances like that did not go unnoticed, as he has some buzzed already started amongst college recruiters.

"Right now, Texas A&M, Miami, Tennessee, and Mississippi State are some of the main ones recruiting me," Lasco said. "I heard some things about Oklahoma State taking to me, but I haven't heard much from them"

But Lasco understands that it is early in the process and there will be more action to materialize in the coming months. In fact, he has already identified a few schools that have his attention.

Even if he doesn't have theirs.

"From the Big 12, I will definitely be looking at schools like Texas and Oklahoma. Those are two programs I would like to go to," Lasco said. "Also, Florida would be good too, but I'll just keep playing in by ear."

Lasco said that he does plan to get out to any camps this summer, but does have a fall engagement already planned. One of the schools he mentioned was the perennial powerhouse Oklahoma. 

While there is plenty of interest on Lasco's end, he said that he not heard a lot from the Sooners up to this point. But he will get the chance to catch them in action in 2009.

But it won't be their turf.

"I probably will go to the Oklahoma/Miami game when it's in Miami. I talked to the Miami coach already and he wants me to come see that," Lasco said. "There will be more games I will go, but I don't know right now."

Last season, The Woodlands team was strong in its passing game, which opened up the run for Lasco on many occasions.

Now, after graduation, The Woodlands are still looking for the No. 1 at the quarterback spot. Could that affect Lasco's performance for next season knowing that teams may key on him?

"I don't think so. I mean Andy (McCloud) was great and there is no replacing him, but we have two guys battling and both of them are good too," Lasco said. "One of them will take the leading role and lead us through the season and we'll do well."


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