Lagow interested in TCU

Although he's solid in his commitment to UCONN, one school Plano, Texas quarterback admits he'd like to hear from is TCU.

At 6-foot-6, 218-pounds, Richard Lagow has little trouble seeing over the competition from his quarterback position. However, it takes more than just size to be a good quarterback and with Lagow he's not lacking any of the additional skills to be successful. Lagow boasts one of the strongest arms in the area and showed well at both the Elite 11 and NLA Showcase earlier this year.

The 2013 prospect threw for 1,646 yards and 13 scores as a junior for Plano which isn't bad when you consider the Wildcats have always been a predominantly run first team. Several schools have shown interest in the big gunslinger including Arkansas, Baylor, Duke, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Colorado State, Stanford and TCU among others.

After sending his highlight to UCONN last year it didn't take long to land on the Huskies list of top priorities. An offer came earlier this year and last month Lagow committed to play his college football for the Big East program.

"I was really comfortable around all the coaches, the facilities are top notch and they have a great fan base," Lagow said on his decision to choose UCONN. "It felt really great and I committed. I was promised a spot to play college football which is everyone's dream and it came true."

North Texas has since offered Lagow a scholarship and Colorado State could be next. While he remains committed to UCONN, one school he has an interest in hearing from is TCU. Lagow has close connections with the program; one with his teammate Joseph Noteboom and the other with longtime friend Ranthony Texada; both of whom are committed to the Horned Frogs.

Lagow says he hasn't heard much from the staff at TCU but would listen if they were to reach out.

"None really, I was kind of hoping to talk to them when they came to Plano," he said of his contact with TCU. "I really haven't talked to their coaches very much at all honestly. But, I wish they would (call)."

TCU signed two quarterbacks as part of their 2012 class but when Austin Aune was signed by the Yankees for a cool million dollar signing bonus, if left the staff looking at several options from the 2013 class. Texada, who Lagow played baseball with growing up, is trying to begin communication between his friend and future team.

"He told me he was going to call the coaches and ask if they were looking for a quarterback. With it being close to home it would be nice," Lagow said.

Lagow has been to TCU's campus a few times but also notes that he doesn't know a whole lot about the school.

"I don't know a lot about the traditions and other things but my sister was recruited to go there and I've been to their (football) games," Lagow said. "I've met their AD before too, if it's the same guy, when my sister was being recruited, but I'm not an expert on them or anything."

Lagow had hoped to make it to one of TCU's camps this summer but he had a conflict with his schedule each time. Much of his time was spent participating in 7on7 tournaments, including the FSSW Texas 7on7 State Championships last month which the Wildcats took home the championship; going undefeated the entire tournament.

"It was fun, obviously you go out there to win and that's something Plano has never done is winning state (at 7on7)," he said. "The closest I think they've got was to the quarterfinals so it's nice to have an accomplishment like that at a place like Plano to be the first team to do that meant a lot. It was the fourth year for me to be at the tournament. But, the next day we were back in the weight room at Plano because that's not the final goal for us at all."

As a quarterback, the best friends on the field is your receivers and linemen, particularly your tackle. Lagow says with Noteboom, the Frogs found one of the best and he discussed what kind of player and teammate he is.

"He's the biggest human being I've ever been around and he's always in the weight room doing exactly what he's supposed to be doing," Lagow said of Noteboom. "He doesn't talk ever, he's not vocal and he's not going to yell on the field. But, he does exactly what he needs to do and he leads by example and that's the best way to do it."


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