Eddie Lacy is one of the better running back prospect from the Bayou State. Lacy, 5-11 and 210 pounds, is from Geismar (La.) Dutchtown High School. He missed the first five games of the season with a hyper-extended knee. Lacy played in the final season and rushed for over 1,000 yards and 17 scores.
Lacy will make his first official visit this weekend to Alabama. Then he will make a trip to Knoxville on January 30th.
"I go to Alabama this weekend," Lacey said. "They are a good football team and I really like their defense. I also like that they rotate more than one back at a time and it's not a one dimensional offense. I also like the coaching staff. They are cool.
"I like the new staff at Tennessee. They have come at me hard. I know coach (Frank) Wilson real well and I have actually known him for a very long time. Honestly though, I am still learning about them."
So is it down to those two SEC rivals for Lacy?
"It is pretty much those two. I thought it could be Ole Miss for a while but I have just not talked with them in a while. But that's how it goes."
At the end of the day Lacy says his decision will come down to one major factor.
"I will basically pick a school where I feel comfortable at. My decision really has nothing to do with playing time and the coaches. I want to feel good on and off the field."