Verbum Dei has a load of talent, with no less than three Verbum Dei players having scholarship offers currently, and the frequent visits by coaches on the campus are allowing Lacy, an all-league player for Cathedral in 2005, a chance to be seen by coaches unaware of his transfer. Most schools do know he's at a new place.
"I'm hearing from basically all the Pac-10 schools, Lacy said. "And Alabama, Tennessee, Utah, Boise State, UTEP and Georgia Tech. I don't have an offer yet, but they're going to come. It's inevitable."
Lacy said five schools stood out as his favorites, in order.
"I like Georgia Tech. They have a good mechanical engineering program, which is what I want to major in. Tennessee, I like them next. UCLA is recruiting me as a cornerback, if I play defense. If they threw a scholarship my way, then I'd look at it highly. Boise State and then Alabama are next," Lacy said.
Lacy has gone to three junior days thus far: San Diego State, USC and UCLA. He'll also be a busy camper this summer, planning to attend UCLA's 1-Day Camp and overnight camp, Cal's full-contact camp, USC's Rising Senior Camp, the B2G Camp in Thousand Oaks and possibly camps at Oregon and Notre Dame. Already he's gone to the Nike Camp at Stanford and the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles.
As a junior at Cathedral, Lacy had 53 catches for 756 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had a fine season on defense, and said that some schools, including UCLA, like him in the secondary. "I'm leaning towards receiver, but honestly, it doesn't matter if I play receiver or corner. I just want to play football in college," said Lacy.
Lacy decided to move to Verbum Dei for their combination of athletics and academics, and a better chance of exposure. "The school (Verbum Dei) is a good school. That's so much based on academics. We also have some of the best athletes. All of our upcoming seniors have a good chance of going to college," said Lacy.
Lacy said ideally he would like to take all five official visits. "But if it's the right school, than I'll make an early decision. My dad wants me to stay out here, my mom, she's just saying go wherever I can get a good education."
Academically, Lacy has a 2.8 GPA and is taking the SAT next weekend.