Many times when an athlete transfers from one school to another over his junior to senior season, he can get lost in the recruiting shuffle. That however is not the case for wide receiver Maxwell Lacy (6-2, 195, 4.6) who is now at Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei.
Lacy was an all-league and all-area performer while playing for Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral as a junior after catching approximately 50 passes for 750 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Lacy was at USC's junior day and will attend the last practice at Arizona State. He has also been invited to Nebraska's
Other schools that have showed interest in Lacy are Alabama, Tennessee, Arizona, UCLA, and Washington.
The scouting report on Lacy is he has great hands and runs excellent routes. He's one of those wide receivers who aren't satisfied with just catching the football, but he wants to score every time he gets his hands on the football.
Lacy was known as the go to receiver for his team. Whenever his team needed a play, he was the guy who was called on to make it happen.
"The tangible for Maxwell is he's a gamer," Verbum Dei coach Kendrick Knox said. "He reminds me of Terrell Owens without all the off field problems."
"Maxwell will catch the ball in rush hour traffic and makes things happen," Knox said. "He's tough and very reliable. He's going to be a difference maker for us.'
The Lacy will be called upon to do more than just catch passes for Verbum Dei this fall.
"We're going to play Maxwell on defense at both corner and safety," Knox said. "I like physical corners and long rangy safeties and he fits the bill on both accounts."
"Maxwell will be big part of our plans this fall on both sides of the ball."