Early Offers For Lasco

When the Texas A&M coaching staff sent out the first round of 2011 scholarship offers, there were four running backs on that list. Among those four was a speedster from The Woodlands (TX) Daniel Lasco. Websider's David Sandhop caught up with Lasco and spoke to him about his A&M ties. Read it in the tailgate!

When the Texas A&M coaching staff sent out the first round of 2011 scholarship offers, there were four running backs on that list. Among those four was a speedster from The Woodlands (TX) Daniel Lasco. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound junior prospect rushed for over 1100 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as a sophomore. So with early Division I offers from Miami, Tennessee, Arkansas, and University of Houston along with his letter from the Aggies, how did the Houston area native kickoff his 2009 junior campaign? Well, he did so in style against the No. 1 ranked 5A program in the state of Texas.

"We beat Katy 31-27. Our line did a great job. I rushed for about 260 yards and scored four touchdowns," Lasco said. "With five minutes to play, they opened up a hole up the middle and we scored the winning touchdown on a 77-yard run."

Lasco has made big changes since his sophomore season, most importantly an aggressive workout program that added almost 25 pounds of bulk to his frame and increased his speed and explosion.

"I needed to add bulk this offseason so I could run between the tackles and get the tough yards. I worked out with a trainer and put in a lot of effort into my offseason training," Lasco said. "I feel much stronger out there, but adding the muscle actually improved my speed too. I was clocked at the school at under 4.3 in the forty."

Lasco's improved junior performances is also catching the eye of other top national programs like Georgia, Texas, and Kansas that are sending the running back plenty of written mail and brochures. While Lasco says it's too soon to figure out his favor teams, he does admit that the Aggies are a team he's very familiar with growing up and he's watching their progress this season. He has family ties to Texas A&M.

"My uncle Sammy O'Brient played nose tackle for Texas A&M back in the late 1980's. Growing up he always talked about how much he liked A&M and we'd go to some games with him. A&M is definitely a team on my mind, but so are a lot of schools right now," Lasco said. "I don't have any favorites and I just want to watch some teams and see what happens. My family would like to see me go to A&M I'm sure, but they are leaving the decision up to me."

The Houston area product has been to a Texas mini-camp and was supposed to go to the Texas A&M spring game before something came up that forced a change in plans. He hopes to take in some college games on Saturday but that will depend on his high school team's schedule throughout the year.

"I hope to go to several games and see different teams and game day environments," Lasco said. "But right now the only game I'm scheduled to attend is the Texas A&M-Arkansas game."

Lasco indicated that while he still has a lot of things to figure out as far as where he wants to play, he did acknowledge that he'd like to complete the process and pick his school early next spring so he can focus on his senior season in 2010. The Highlanders will be at home this weekend to face Kingwood.


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