After UCLA football’s massive win against No. 16 Nebraska, recruits have begun to take notice of something special developing out in Westwood.
As a result, the commitments could begin rollin’ in, and the first domino fell when four-star offensive tackle Kenny Lacy committed to UCLA.
Lacy is a 6’5”, 270-pound lineman out of Phoenix, AZ. Dude is considered to be extremely athletic and could be very damn serviceable for UCLA in the future. Let’s take a look at some highlight tape and break down the scouting reports, yeah?
First, some highlights:
This video is just pancake after pancake after pancake, for Lacy. The dude consistently overmatches his opponents and entirely outmuscles them to the ground. He’s explosive and is quick in his engagement and seems to have a nice first punch.
Do the scouting reports agree, though? Largely, yes. They love Lacy’s athleticism and size, both of which are evident in the video. They are pleased with his first step and quickness, allowing him to grab an advantage immediately.
Of course, they knock his use of hands and technique while also saying he can actually bulk up and have his body mature further, something you’d expect from a 17-year old.
Lacy has all the tangibles in place to become serviceable in Division-I ball, it seems, so this is a nice pick-up. It’s fair to note, though, that he’s a soft commit, and given the context — both Arkansas and Nebraska are coming off losses and were unseated in the top-25 while UCLA slung its way into the AP poll — it’s likely that his commitment will be far from over.
We’ll see what happens, but hopefully he makes the right call and stays a Bruin.