Lasco delivered as a sophomore rushing for 1,132 yards and 11 touchdowns for the 5A playoff Highlanders. For his efforts, Lasco was named First Team All-District.
In the spring, college coaches traveled to The Woodlands in droves to take a look at the talented runner with legit 4.4 speed. What they saw was a back that had filled out considerably physically and had the appearance of a more of a running back body type.
With the improved development, colleges from around the country began their pursuit of the 2011 prospect. On Friday in College Station at the 7-on-7 state tournament, Lasco spoke to Burnt Orange Beat about the recruiting process and other topics.
Q: What have you been up to this summer? Have you taken any unofficial visits to colleges?
A: I have. I went to a vacation spot in Florida two weeks ago. I checked out the Florida schools. We flew into to Tampa Bay and drove to Key West. From there we went to Miami and I got to check out Miami. After Miami, we drove to Gainesville and I looked at Florida. We stopped by FSU on the way to where we were flying out. They were all nice and they are all up there for me.
I like Miami because they are a private school. Florida just put a lot of money into their facilities and they were really nice. I visited with the Miami coaches and got a tour of Florida from a couple of students.
Q: What camps have you attended this summer?
A: I went to the Texas camp June 14. That was the only one I have gone to. I was supposed to go to A&M, but didn't make it. Texas camp was real nice. There were a lot of people there. I like how the coaches talked to us individually. I think I did well.
Q: What is your summer strength and conditioning program like? Also, what do you weigh these days?
A: I'm about 195 pounds right now. I work out with a personal trainer named Gareth. A couple of buddies and I work out with Gareth every day. I also work with a speed guy. I work with those two guys every single day and it's been a really hard summer, but it's worth it.
Q: What schools are you considering?
A: Right now, I'm probably not going to stay in Texas. It's still up in the air and I have no idea for sure. Once colleges start talking to me is when I'll start leaning one way or the other.
Q: What position are colleges recruiting you to play? Running back or receiver?
A: The coaches I've talked to haven't told me anything yet. I have a feeling some schools will want me to stay at running back, but I also think some may want me to play receiver. I really want to stay at running back, but I really don't care if they want me to move to receiver as long as I play. I just want to play.
Q: You have toured some of the top programs in the nation, which school has the best facilities?
A: Probably Florida. Florida is extremely nice. Texas is really nice too. They have a lot of cool stuff there, but I'm not sure if I really want to go to a school that big.
Q: Who is the best player you have gone against?
A: Jamarcus McFarland was unstoppable. He was the best.