Michael Lasker was a surprise late addition to Syracuse's 2013 class. The Orange coaches loved what they saw on film, and were thrilled to add such a talented prospect. Recently, offensive coordinator George McDonald took a trip to visit Lasker at his home.
"It went really good," Lasker recalled. "He met my family. We basically just talked about expectations of me and how he recruited me. He compared me to Seantrel Henderson from Miami. He compares me to him because I have the size and athleticism. He expects me to be in the rotation for the offensive line this season. Also, he talked about the academics and all that. Just like how it's a good school.
"It was the first time (Coach McDonald met my parents). They liked him a lot. He's a good guy. My dad was talking to Coach McDonald the other night that he feels a lot more comfortable about me going all the way to Syracuse. He feels like I'll be in good hands with that football program."
Because of how late Lasker committed to Syracuse, there is no letter of intent to sign. Therefore, it is still possible for another school to poach the versatile lineman. One school in particular made that attempt, but were dismissed by Lasker.
"Yeah," Lasker admitted. "Baylor has the most. I pretty much told them my recruitment was over with. I haven't talked to them in a couple weeks so they've pretty much backed off at this point."
Lasker is continuing to work out to try to be as prepared as possible when he arrived on the Syracuse campus. That time is rapidly approaching, and he can't wait to begin his Orange career.
"I think early July," Lasker claimed. "I'm really anxious to start and get it rolling. I just want to perform and help the team out as much as I can."
Lasker added that he speaks to the Syracuse coaches on a regular basis, at least once per week.