Decision Nearing For Lasco?

The Woodlands running back Daniel Lasco has been playing his recruitment close to the chest for months. Lasco was one of handful 2011 prospects to receive an offer from the Aggies in early September, and the 6-foot-1, 195-pound junior has set a date to announce the college he will attend next year. Websider's Taylor Hamm has the latest inside the Tailgate!

The Woodlands running back Daniel Lasco has been playing his recruitment close to the chest for months. Lasco was one of handful 2011 prospects to receive an offer from the Aggies in early September, and the 6-foot-1, 195-pound junior has set a date to announce the college he will attend next year.

"I'm going to make my decision after our spring game," Lasco announced.

As a junior, Lasco rushed for 1,520-yards and 17 scores. He also added 127 yards and two touchdowns receiving. The Woodlands native has racked up offers from top programs all across the country and each new offer makes it tougher for Daniel to make a decision.

"Every time I get a new offer, it's getting harder and harder. There are a bunch of amazing schools that have offered me, and I would like to go to all of them, but I can only pick one. I used to have a top four but that has slightly changed. People could have dropped down or moved up—it's all crazy right now."

Many Aggie fans would love to see Daniel follow in the footsteps of his uncle Sammy O'Brient, who played tackle for the Aggies in the 80's, but he isn't showing any indication that A&M is leading for his services in 2011.

"They are always going to be up there," Lasco said about A&M. "For one, my family has gone there and they love it. I hear so much about A&M day in and day out. A&M has a bunch of tradition and have a lot of different things going for them. It's really nice and I've enjoyed my visits to their campus. My uncle tells me a lot about them and their program. I stay in touch with all of the coaches, but once again, I don't know if that is the right choice to make right now."

"I talk to Coach Sherman every once in a while. My family stays in touch with him, he [Sherman] emails my grandma a lot so they are close. I can talk to her about what he says. It's been a little while since I have talked to him. They were down at my school a couple of months ago. They can't talk to me but I saw them. I talked to the coaches after that--they wanted to speak to me once spring came around. Other than that, it's been a little while."

As most recruits Daniel's age, he wants to find a place where he can fit in and be utilized on the gridiron.

"When I am comfortable and where I can see myself staying for the next four years of my life," said Lasco about his deciding factors. "It's going to be hard but that's the main thing—I need to be comfortable with the school, with my surroundings, the city, and especially the coaching staff. Another thing is what kind of offense they run and how their team works."

Family is an essential part of Daniel's life. Wherever he goes, Daniel wants his family in the stands supporting him every Saturday.

"It's very important for my family to be able to watch me play every weekend. That's my main goal is to be able to play on Saturdays and play in front of my family and have my family cheer me on in a big stadium."

The Woodlands spring game is slated for the end of the month. Daniel will hold a press conference with family and friends at the high school once spring football is over. Even though Daniel didn't specifically state that his decision will come down to A&M, TCU, OSU, and Miami, those schools have been his leaders for months. Other schools in the mix could include Baylor, Arkansas, Texas Tech, SMU, Houston, and Mississippi State.


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