Woodlands RB Visits A&M

Daniel Lasco was one of a handful 2011 prospects to receive an offer from the Aggies in early September. Following in the footsteps of his uncle Sammy O'Brient, who played tackle for the Aggies in the 80's, Lasco got his first taste of Kyle Field this past weekend. Webider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Lasco about his visit. Read it in the tailgate!

Daniel Lasco was one of a handful 2011 prospects to receive an offer from the Aggies in early September. Following in the footsteps of his uncle Sammy O'Brient, who played tackle for the Aggies in the 80's, Lasco got his first taste of Kyle Field this past weekend.

"The A&M visit was great. I got to go see where my uncle played, talked to the coaches and players, saw all the facilities, it was a great game and it was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was the best part. It's cool seeing the crowd get into the game with all the cheers and the 12thMan. My whole family is Aggies so it was nice to finally see what they have been telling me about the school."

Daniel had a chance to catch up with A&M running backs coach Randy Jordan.

"I talked to Randy Jordan after the game and it went real well. I like the offense they run. They have a bunch of underclassmen on the field with two great backs playing. It seems that their running game is doing pretty well even though they do pass a lot. It's one of my goals to play early so seeing all of the freshman out there really caught my attention. If I do go to A&M I have the chance to play as a freshman."

Lasco is ready for the playoffs.

"My season is going great. We are 9-0 and we have a game this Thursday that will be a warm-up game before the playoffs start. It should give us some momentum going forward. "

The Woodlands running back has offers from TCU, Houston, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Tennessee, and Miami. Lasco has not even begun to think of a leader, but he is seriously considering leaving state of Texas to play football.

"A part of me wants to break away and start a life outside of Texas. Maybe see what the rest of the country has to offer me because this is a great opportunity to leave the state and break away. With that said I also want to stay close to home so they can come see my games. Honestly right now I don't know if I want to stay or leave."

Daniel knows exactly what he is looking for when choosing a school.

"I am definitely looking for a school with good academics. A lot of football players just go to a school to play football and nothing else. If I don't move on to the NFL after college I want my academics to put me in a situation to succeed. "

At times Lasco feels the pressure of being in a family surrounded by Aggies.

"At times I feel pressured. For the most part they stay out of my way but I'm not worried about it because they are going let me make my own decision. "

The 6-foot-1, 193-pound junior prospect rushed for over 1100 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as a sophomore. 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. Daniel feels that he has an advantage over other backs because of his speed.

"Defiantly my speed. A lot of running backs are big and powerful but my speed can carry me through the holes a lot faster than most."


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