"I just got an offer from Georgia State," Lacey told JCFootball.com recently. "They came by our school last month to watch guys and they said they liked the way I covered guys and how aggressive I am.
"I actually went on an unofficial visit there and coach (Trent) Miles said the loved my film and felt I was a good fit and that they had an offer for me."
In addition to the offer from the Panthers, Lacey has also been hearing from several other schools.
"I talked to the Iowa State staff pretty recently, coach (D.K.) McDonald is the one I have been talking to, and they seem pretty interested in me," Lacey noted. "Wyoming, Louisville and at Texas-San Antonio have also been talking to me."
As a freshman last season, Lacey finished with 10 tackles and two pass breakups as a part-time starter for the Hornets, due to an injury.
"I started the first three games, but then I missed the next three due to a high ankle sprain to my left foot," Lacey noted. "I made it back, but it took a little while to get back to 100%, so I wasn't at full health until the bowl game at the end of the season.
"I'm a tall corner, so this offseason, I've really been working on my footwork a lot and I am also trying to get bigger."
Lacey enjoyed a solid prep career at Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.) High School and he signed with West Georgia Tech, however, he had to leave due to an unforeseen circumstance.
"They actually shut down the football program there, so I had to start looking for a place to go," Lacey said. "I really liked the staff here and felt like I could do some good things here."
Lacey is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season.