After visiting for prospect day last month, 2018 Sachse HS (Tex.) defensive end Tyler Lacy received an offer from his hometown team SMU Monday afternoon.
“It was amazing because it’s a so close to home,” Lacy told PonyStampede, “And it’s a school that I grew up cheering for because it’s so close to home.”
The 6-4, 240-pound defensive end would love to stay close to home if he can and SMU’s campus certainly impressed the local pass rusher.
“It’s a nice clean campus, the dorms are nice, I like how everything is close together and that it is in the city of Dallas,” Lacy said.
On Lacy’s visit, he received a tour from coach Wyatt and coach Morris and appreciated how approachable they were about everything from football to life on campus.
“They showed us around the campus and we met the staff, it was fun, it was nice they have a really nice staff, it was fun getting in touch with coach Wyatt and coach Morris,” Lacy said, “They were really easy to approach and I felt like I had a good relationship with them and just approaching them about football and other things about the school and the academics.” http://www.scout.com/college/southern-methodist/story/1756474-4-star-wr-...
The Sachse defensive end’s favorite part of the visit was getting to tour the weight room and locker room and hear from the strength and conditioning staff.
“I like they how they show pictures of players and how they came in and how they transformed into what they are now and help you gain muscle and gain weight for your position,” Lacy told PonyStampede about getting to meet the strength staff.
Both before and after his visit, Lacy has been talking with the staff on social media and plans to visit for one or more of SMU’s spring practices.
Lacy currently has offers from Colorado State, Connecticut, Houston and North Texas.
Just a couple weeks ago, Lacy had the chance to visit the University of Houston, and learned from the staff there is an effort on the part of the new group to change the culture with the Cougars.
“With the new coaching staff coming in, they are really trying to change the atmosphere,” Lacy told PonyStampede, “It’s fun down there now and with the new staff they don’t really know the players but it is a good atmosphere down there.”
As Lacy looks to attract even more attention, he is working on getting faster with his hips as a defensive end and continuing to get stronger.