Semper Fi: Kenny Lacy

Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe offensive tackle Kenny Lacy discusses the Semper-Fidelis All-American Bowl and the latest on his UCLA commitment...

Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe offensive tackle Kenny Lacy is in Southern California for this week's Semper Fidelis Bowl, where he's playing alongside some of the country's top talent.

"It's a very prestigious honor. The Marines out here are helping us work out a little bit and it's a very big honor to be named an All-American. It's been fun. My left guard back home was pretty good, but these guys are a little older, a little bit bigger. I feel real good in that zone against that movement, playing next to John Lopez," he said.

The 6-foot-5, 272-pound prospect has enjoyed picking up a few things at practice and is ready to showcase his talent on the field.

"It's been good. I like this offense; the offense we are doing here is very similar to what we'll be doing next year, a lot of zone stuff, reaching and some pass sets. It's good practice. I'm making sure my punches come in strong and tight, how I need to be, and making sure I'm running my feet on the run blocks, put some guys down," he said.

Lacy picked up a number of offers before committing to the Bruins earlier this season, as he established a strong relationship witht he staff.

"Coach [Adrian] Klemm is a big reason why I committed. Klemm, Coach Noel Mazzone, Coach Jim Mora. All of the coaches up there. I had a really good trip, and I know some of the players. A lot of Arizona guys are there: Paul Perkins, Brett Hundley, Javon Williams was there. I felt comfortable with it," he said.

The lineman was also impressed with the Bruins winning season, which he had the chance to witness firsthand.

"That was crazy. Nebraska was one of my top schools and that was my official visit weekend, when they beat Nebraska, so that was big for me. Arkansas fell apart a little bit with the coaching change, so that was big for me. I liked UCLA," he said.

Lacy will head to campus in June and is prepared to work hard to perhaps win a starting spot next fall.

"They started a freshman this year and he had a good year, I thought, but I'm ready to come in and compete," he said.

Now that he "is set" in his decision, Lacy is working on recruiting a few more prospects this week for his future team.

"Johnny Johnson is looking at UCLA pretty tough and Devon Allen, definitely. I've been talking with both of those guys a lot," he said.

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