Could another Lansford end up a Husky?

One of the top JUCO kickers in the country this past season was Santa Ana's Chase Lansford and one school starting to show interest is Washington, a school where his father Mike is still in the record books. spoke with the talented specialist recently and he updated us on things including which school in addition to Washington are showing him the most interest...

Lansford prepped at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California and didn't qualify, so he started looking around for a place to continue his football career.

"I didn't focus on the things I needed to focus on in high school," Lansford told "I liked the coaches at Santa Ana and just felt like I could do well here and possibly get a chance to play at the next level."

Lansford followed up a solid freshman campaign with a very good sophomore season this fall, hitting on 8 of 11 field goal attempts including a long of 52 while also averaging 43.7 yards on 21 punts and 62 yards per kickoff with four touchbacks.

"I've really worked on my consistency and my strength," Lansford said. "I've worked a lot with my dad and I'm friends with David Buehler, the kicker with the Dallas Cowboys, so this past summer I worked with him a lot on things."

On the recruiting front, things have picked up quite a bit over the past few weeks including an offer from a WAC school and interest from some Pac 10 schools.

"UNLV offered me as a punter, but they want to give me a look at kicker too," Lansford said. "I just watched Nevada's game against Boise State and saw their young kicker kicked the winning field goal so he handled the pressure well, but they are looking at me too.

"Washington is looking at me now. My dad and one of their (former) announcers (Chuck Nelson) have been talking about opportunities up there. They are pretty good friends and coach (Nick) Holt was down here recently and he asked my coaches about me.

"I'm also getting some interest from Arizona and USC is talking to me a little right now and Eastern Kentucky is as well."

With his ties to the Washington program, Lansford said his interest in the Huskies has never wavered.

"My dad loved it up there and talks about it all the time," Lansford said. "I know he's a guy that was really good up there and it would be great to get an opportunity to play up there too, so we'll see what happens."

Lansford will finish his AA shortly and plans to sign with a school and then arrive for spring football.

Wherever he ends up, Lansford will have three years to play two the moment he arrives.

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