Unofficial visits on the schedule for Lauer

D-1 football programs are always looking to add athletic tackles who can hold the edge against the speedy and physical pass-rushers they face week after week and Orange Coast College OT Harrison Lauer (6-4, 290) fits that mold perfectly. caught up with the talented line prospect and he updated us on things including which programs he will visit in the next few weeks...

"I'm visiting UCLA, Cal and Nevada for sure over the next few weeks," Lauer told "I'm going to try and get out to South Carolina to visit them, but I just have to check out if my schedule will let that happen because I'm trying to get ready for my season and I need to make sure I can fit it in." Nevada, along with UTEP, has offered Lauer and both are high on his list, but he continues to maintain he will take his visits this fall before he makes a commitment.

"All of the schools I'm visiting this summer are schools that I've been talking to," Lauer said. "They told my coaches I really need to get up to see them and meet with the coaches, so that's why I'm heading up to them."

As a freshman in 2007, Lauer started the final seven games after switching on and off with the incumbent at the beginning of the season.

"After that, I had some problems with my left patella tendon and I had some tendinitis," Lauer said. "I let my grades slip too, so I redshirted last year, but everything on both fronts is fine now and I'm ready for this fall."

Lauer said he enjoys playing tackle, but he's willing to play anywhere his team needs him.

"I've played center, guard, tackle, you name it, I've played it," Lauer said with a chuckle. "I love playing tackle because it's you against the end or a linebacker and it's basically man-on-man and the better man wins.

"If playing center or guard gets me on the field quicker at the next level or one of the coaches thinks I'm better suited somewhere else, I'm willing to do that. I'm versatile and coachable so I will do whatever I have to do."

Lauer is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll continue to keep track of his progress and update things as they happen throughout the rest of the year.

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