QB/ WR says "Vanderbilt . . . most impressive"

VandyMania spoke with a talented deep south wide receiver/ quarterback prospect who has been offered by schools from the Big Ten and SEC. Find out why this prospect likes Vanderbilt what other schools are competing with Vandy for his services.

WR/ QB Lance LaCoste (6-2, 185)
New Orleans, LA (Holy Cross School)

VandyMania.com: Last we talked to you Northwestern and Vanderbilt had offered you. Is there anyone new that has offered you?
Lance LaCoste: Arkansas has, I went to their camp at the end of July.

VandyMania.com: Can you tell us some of your junior season highlights and postseason honors?
Lance LaCoste: All-District, All-Saint Bernard, All-Metro and All-State (honorable mention). At the end of the year they named me Athlete of the Year.

VandyMania.com: And you pretty much play wide receiver? Do you play any other positions?
Lance LaCoste: I'm going to play quarterback this year.

VandyMania.com: When do you guys start practicing?
Lance LaCoste: We started last Monday.

VandyMania.com: How did your team do last season?
Lance LaCoste: We went 5-5 and lost in the first round of the playoffs. We got blown out in one of the losses but the other four losses were just by 3 points. We were right there in every game.

VandyMania.com: You say Arkansas, Northwestern and Vanderbilt have offered you, which of those schools would you say you are leaning towards right now?
Lance LaCoste: I like Vanderbilt. I haven't visited Northwestern yet but I have visited Arkansas, LSU and Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt, they were the most impressive. I think I like Vanderbilt the most.

VandyMania.com: When did you visit Vandy?
Lance LaCoste: July 29th.

VandyMania.com: What coach is recruiting you for Vanderbilt?
Lance LaCoste: Coach [Kenny] Carter, but I've talked to all of them.

VandyMania.com: What are the coaches telling you as far as how you'd be utilized at Vanderbilt?
Lance LaCoste: Most of the time they've just talked to me about playing receiver. Like the first year I'd be playing special teams because they like my size and speed.

VandyMania.com: When do you plan on making a college choice?
Lance LaCoste: I want to kind of wait and see. Some schools like me as a quarterback so I want to wait and see what I can get from quarterback.

VandyMania.com: What schools are looking at you as a quarterback?
Lance LaCoste: Kentucky and Nebraska. My coach sent some film of me from spring as a quarterback and these schools want to wait and see how I look in the regular season as a quarterback. They really liked me on tape from the spring.

VandyMania.com: So you'd like to play quarterback in college?
Lance LaCoste: I don't really have a preference, I just want to keep all my options open.

VandyMania.com: Lance, thanks for your time. It looks like you have an exciting season ahead of you. We wish you the best of luck in making your college choice.
Lance LaCoste: Thank you.


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