LaCount still taking things slowly

One of the top offensive linemen in the California JC football ranks this past season was College of the Canyons OL Kainoa LaCount (6-7, 290) and his patience in the recruiting game has paid off. He's got a plethora of offers under his belt and he's started to narrow things down just a bit, although he won't take his second official visit until this weekend.

"I wasn't able to make it up to Syracuse this past weekend so I'm heading up there this coming weekend," LaCount told on Monday. "It's okay though because I have time to look at them and then a couple of other schools are ones that I really want to check out before I make any decisions."

LaCount played tackle for Canyons this past season, but he's versatile enough to play almost any position along the offensive line.

"I like being physical and getting after guys, so playing inside would be cool too," LaCount said. "When you are out wide at tackle, you have to be more passive and let the guy come to you, but at guard you are the aggressive one and you can get on guys and drive them off the ball -- that's the fun part of playing line."

LaCount's other suitors include Florida International, Utah State, Iowa State, Kansas State and Hawaii as well as some Pac 10 schools.

"After the Syracuse visit, I want to check out some other schools," LaCount said. "Iowa State is a definite possibility for me and I think Hawaii is a school I'd like to look at, but since their head coach quit, I'm not sure if that one will happen or not.

"Once they get their new head coach, that's when I will give them a call and see what they want to do with me. I'm still pretty open, but those are the schools I'm maily focused on, along with Kansas State."

When asked if there was a possibility LaCount could decide to commit to the Orange this weekend he shot that down almost immediately.

"I want to get home and talk to my parents about something like that," LaCount said. "I won't commit on my visit, but that doesn't mean I don't like the school.

"It's just that I want to make sure I'm making the best decision and sometimes waiting is the best thing to do in situations like that."

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

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