Lamaison leads Mt. SAC attack

Even though he took over the reigns of one of the top JC programs in the country, nothing has fazed Mt. San Antonio QB Nick Lamaison (6-1, 205). With his gun-slinging style, Lamaison has helped lead the Mounties into the state playoffs yet again and while his focus remains squarely on his performance on the field, he can't help but wonder if schools know that he'll be available this spring...

Lamaison prepped at South Hills High School in West Covina, California and he enjoyed a standout career for the Huskies, but the only schools to offer him were D-2 programs.

"My grades weren't the best and I didn't get a lot of offers, so Mt. SAC is where I figured I could focus on things and get better in both areas," Lamaison told "It's pretty close to home and this program is always right at the top, so it was a pretty easy decision to come here and I've enjoyed every second of it."

Lamaison greyshirted in 2007, but he knows the huge shoes he had to follow in.

"Kevin Craft was a great QB here, there's no doubt about that," Lamaison said. "He led us to close to the state championship, so I had a tough act to follow, but it really wasn't something I was that worried about.

"I felt a little bit of pressure in the spring, just because I thought about it, but once we got into summer and I was working with our receivers and stuff, it was pretty much 'just focus and let'er rip' and that's what I've done this fall."

He certainly has.

Lamaison has led the Mounties to a 10-1 record by completing 66.7% of his passes for over 3,200 yards, 35 touchdowns and only six interceptions.

On the recruiting front, Lamaison has yet to hear from D-1 programs looking for quarterbacks and he thinks that might be because no body knows that he will be eligible to leave school in the spring.

"I'm just getting my highlights out right now, so schools haven't really seen what I can do yet," Lamaison said. "I want to make sure people know I can leave this spring after I get my AA, so I hope that will get some schools interested in me."

If Lamaison leaves this spring he will have four years to play three, but he is not opposed to returning to Mt. SAC for the 2009 season if things don't work out.

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