Lacount is a big-time offensive line prospect

College of the Canyons OT Kainoa Lacount (6-7, 290) was an unsung player this past season, as far as recruiting services are concerned, but several Pac 10, Big 12 and Big East programs have had him on their radar for a while. He took a trip to one of those schools back on December 8th and he's got a second one planned. Read on to find out more about this top line prospect...

"I had a good year and our team had a great year," Lacount told recently. "I played left tackle this year and I felt really comfortable out there.

"I've played both sides, but I feel more comfortable on the left side. It just helps me get into my sets quicker and it's my natural stance."

Lacount prepped at Kailua High School in Hawaii and signed with Oregon State, but he missed getting a qualifying score on his SAT by 50 points.

"Yeah, you could say that was frustrating," Lacount said with a chuckle. "I learned my lesson the hard way, but I learned it and I think it's made me a better person and student for it."

Lacount's play at Canyons this past season along with his outstanding athleticism and strength -- a 5.1 forty time, a 32-inch vertical leap and a 315 pound bench max -- have gotten him the attention of several schools and he's got a trip planned in mid-January to check one of them out.

"I took a trip to Kansas State back on December 8th and it was a lot of fun," Lacount said. "I'll be going up to Syracuse as well. That one will be on January 11th and I'll be there until the 13th.

"After that, things are pretty much open for me. I want to check out some nice schools and some good programs so I'm working on setting that up in the future.

"Pretty much all of the Pac 10 has offered me and Iowa State, Utah State, FIU and several other schools have offered. Kansas State and Syracuse has also offered."

Lacount will graduate in May and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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