Bloodlines Are Strong for Lott

The son of former NFL great Ronnie Lott and brother of former UCLA and Tampa Bay linebacker Ryan Nece, Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis cornerback Isaiah Lott is making his own name...

The resemblance is noticeable immediately, both in the looks and the name.

Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis cornerback Isaiah Lott is the son of arguably the greatest defensive back in NFL history, Ronnie Lott.

While his dad was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame a decade ago, he did his work as a safety. Isaiah is making his own name as a cornerback.

The 5-11, 175-pound Lott first caught our attention after a solid showing at the San Francisco Scout.com Combine last spring and now he's catching the attention of several schools.

"I've been getting mostly just letters and I've gotten a couple of emails, but nothing super serious like an offer," said Lott. "I'm hearing from USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Nebraska, Colorado and Northern Arizona."

Lott said USC, where his father played, and UCLA, where his brother Ryan Nece played, were two of his top three schools, along with Oregon.

"Oregon, USC and UCLA are three of my higher ranked schools," said Lott. "I'm going to the USC Rising Stars Camp, the Oregon camp and the UCLA camp and maybe the Arizona camp."

While Lott said he's eager to land his first offer, he doesn't want to make a hasty decision.

"I mean, a lot of it depends on the school," said Lott. "I feel like if a school offered, I'd be pretty open to committing early. But I'd really like to go through the process and take some official visits."

Lott doesn't shy away from the pressure his name brings.

"I don't run from it, I use it to my advantage," said Lott. "I am who I am and I just want to be the best I can be."

Lott said his father has offered plenty of advice on the whole recruiting process, despite the change in recruiting since he was plucked by USC out of Rialto (Calif.) Eisenhower.

"My dad has been really helpful, not just to me, but to a lot of kids around the area," said Lott.

And his older brother Ryan, a four-year starter at UCLA before playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has also been a big help.

"I'm really close with Ryan," said Lott. "He's pretty much been my mentor growing up and has been a really big help.

Lott said a handful of schools have come by with more planning to come by during the month.

"A couple of schools have come by, Iowa State, Arizona and Boise State," said Lott.

During his junior year, he has 52 tackles, 12 passes defensed and two interceptions.


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