The two sport athlete from Thibodaux High School was courted by the Nicholls State coaching staff on campus Tuesday & before he left he received his first football offer. “It’s really a blessing,” Lacy said. “Coach Rebowe & coach Christophel had a long talk with me letting me know how much they believe in me. That really meant a lot to me because they didn’t just talk to me about football, it was more about life & me growing as a person. I really like what they are doing with the program & it’s definitely somewhere I could see myself playing.”
Lacy is coming off his first year playing football since his eighth grade year, but the talented two sport athlete showed that he has the tools to be special going forward. At 6-3 210 pounds, Lacy is very athletic with some pretty good speed for his size. The soon to be senior played wide receiver & defensive back this past season, but Nicholls State & other colleges are recruiting him as a receiver.
Lacy really put his name on the map last summer when he dominated at LSU, ULL, & Nicholls State camps. The coaching staffs were extremely impressed with his hands & his ability to high point the ball against some of the best defensive backs in the state. “Last year I was trying to rush the process & get offers at every camp I went to instead of trying to develop as a wide receiver,” Lacy said. “I’m still learning because I took so many years off just focusing on basketball. I still love basketball, but football is where my future is at.”
When you watch Lacy’s film it won’t wow you, but he shows glimpses that he can definitely end up being a hidden jewel when it’s all said & done. “Our starting quarterback tore his ACL after the fourth game last season & that changed things for our team on offense,” Lacy said. “I know what I’m capable of, I just have to work hard and keep putting it all together.”
Lacy possesses the measurables to go with a unique skill set that college coaches look for all the time. And it’s no doubt that he will have a bevy of college coaches coming by to see how he is progressing during the spring practices. “I’m not focusing on coaches coming see me this spring,” Lacy said. “My main focus is making sure my grades are good & just trying to become a better receiver. I can’t let my talent go to waste, so I have to make sure I’m not getting distracted by the wrong things that could stop me from reaching my goals.”
Baylor, Houston, ULL, LA Tech, Southeastern, Northwestern State, Morgan State, Alcorn State, Southern, & Austin Peay are all the schools that are showing interest & recruiting Lacy heavy at the moment.
Lacy is set to take an unofficial visit to ULL this weekend, and don’t be surprised if head coach Billy Napier offers the talented two sport athlete before he leaves off campus.
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