Signing day has come and gone and Plano (Texas) 6-6, 220-pound quarterback Richard Lagow remains on the board.
The three-star standout signal caller committed to UConn in June following an unofficial visit to check into coach Paul Pasqualoni's program. He remained committed to the Huskies for the majority of the recruiting process but as signing day approached he decided he was not ready to make everything official and sign on the dotted line.
"I didn't sign on signing day. A few days before signing day I didn't have that feeling I think you should have before you are about to sign what is basically a contract for the next four or five years," Lagow said. "I have a lot of respect for the coaches there. UConn is a great place. But some stuff happened and I didn't feel like it was the right place for me, and I'm opening up my options and listening to anyone who wants to recruit me. That's pretty much it. I'm just waiting to hear from some schools."
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While he has not signed, and is currently not committed, UConn is still an option on the table.
"I wouldn't say they are completely out of it. I still have my Letter of Intent so I could still sign to go there if I do feel that's the right place for me. I'm just not sure if it is," Lagow said. "I have heard from a few schools. I'm supposed to call a couple of them on Monday. I'll probably get a couple of phone calls. I'm opening it up and I'm excited to see what schools come into the picture."
It has not taken long for interest to surface. Already North Texas, Arizona State, Western Kentucky, Arkansas State, and West Virginia have all expressed an interest. He took his visit to UConn on November 30, and at this time he does not have any visits scheduled. He does anticipate a few trips will likely occur in the near future.
Lagow is currently looking over his options with a patient mind. He is not in a hurry even with signing day now in the rearview, but he does know he does not want to drag things out any further than necessary.
"I want it to be over as soon as possible, but at the same time I don't want to rush into anything," Lagow said. "The day before signing day I got sick and I wasn't feeling good at all and I didn't want to make a decision while I was sick just off of feelings or not wanting to be left out of the signing day experience. So I held off and that's kind of what I'm doing here. I don't want to rush into anything, but I do want all of this to be over."
The Plano-standout came in with a three-star ranking in the final rankings of 2013. As a senior he completed 109 of 183 passes for 1,970 yards, nine touchdowns, and six interceptions on his way to first-team all-district honors. He has also been selected to play in the North American All-Star Football Classic