Rivals100.com pre-evaluation period member Aleksey Lanis (6-6, 300, 5.1) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw has received his second offer of the season. Lanis first caught the eye of Rivals.com with his outstanding performance against USC bound Thomas Herring.
Many feel Lanis is the best offensive lineman in the area and perhaps on the entire West Coast. He is very aggressive and has that little bit of nasty in him that you love to have in a top offensive line prospect.
Versatility is his calling card. Lanis has the talent to play all three interior line spots.
As a junior, Lanis was selected all-city, all-area and all-state.
UCLA came out of the box early with the first offer on February 11th and now the Stanford Cardinal gave Lanis a verbal offer with one in writing on its way.
UCLA and Stanford does have competition for the services of Lanis. Michigan and USC are also looking at Lanis with a lot of interest. The feeling is mutual.
The scouting report on Lanis is he never takes a down off. It is always 110% intensity on every play.
“One of the reasons that I don’t play defense is I don’t want to give 80% on defense and 80% on offense,” Lanis said. “I want to give it all on the side of the ball I’m playing and that side is offense.”
There may be a reason that Lanis is so tough and nasty as an offensive lineman. He was born in Siberia, Russia. One of the coldest and toughest places to live on earth.
When asked if Siberia was as cold as advertised Lanis said, “It’s colder.”