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Lacey talks to Big 12, Big Ten

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Jacob Lacey has moved over to quarterback to help his Garland (Texas) Naaman Forest team shake things up. Luckily, no matter where he’s moved to, he seems to get things going. That’s just one of the assets that have some major programs interested in getting him in college.
“I’ve been talking to Colorado, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Wisconsin, Kansas and Arkansas,” Lacey said. “I talk to Coach Gilmore [Assistant coach Ted] at Colorado, and I really like all the coaches and the team there. I like all the recruiting coordinators I talk to, too.”
Lacey has scholarship offers from all those schools, and is still finding ways to decide between them. He will make a visit to Kansas, but has yet to announce where else he will head.
“I’m going to visit Kansas on December 3, but I haven’t set up any other visits yet,” he said. “I’ll probably set up my visits sometime in the near future, and then I’ll take the rest of them after the season is over.”
Lacey describes himself as a ‘speedy’ rusher, and his elusiveness and versatility is mirrored by his favorite professional.
“I really like Clinton Portis [Washington Redskins running back] a lot,” Lacey said. “He plays real hard and he does it all with speed. His cuts are great.”
Predominantly a runner at quarterback, Lacey has racked up 271 yards out of the backfield in his limited time as a signal caller. Projected as a cornerback or wide receiver in college, Lacey has recorded a 4.52-second 40-yard dash and 34-inch vertical leap.
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