May 18, 2010

Lasco's recruitment finally coming to an end

The Woodlands' Daniel Lasco has been on the high school football scene for over three years now and his recruitment is finally winding down. Throughout the process the speedster has remained political, never revealing a favorite while visiting schools across the nation.

Lasco received a writen offer from the Aggies at the start of the school year, making them a contender for the services of the north Houston product. Despite reports the Miami (FL) Hurricanes are the team to beat, Texas A&M is still in the running, along with some other in-state schools.

"This is a fun time of my life," Lasco said. "It is long and stressful but in the end it will allow me to make a good decision."

As the conclusion of his junior year approaching, the 6-foot-1 athlete is looking to make a decision soon, though there may be some things delaying the process.

"I was actually thinking of making a choice after our spring game but times keep getting pushed back so it might be a little bit longer," Lasco said. "It may not be 'til the summer before I do make a decision. I just will give it some time and I will probably have it before I even know it."

Having already made trips to a few schools, including Texas A&M, Lasco has just two additional trips to take before committing.

"I don't have any visits planned right now," he said. "If I do it would be to Texas Tech and TCU. Those are the last two stops I want to make before I make my final decision."

Lasco first played varsity in a pro style offense as a freshman, when he racked up nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns against Westfield in a first round playoff game. Since then he has played in a high-powered spread attack for the Highlanders and many question whether he translates to running back at the next level.

Despite spending most of his high school days in the spread, Lasco's abilities best suit being placed in the backfield with a quarterback under center. In addition to running back, many schools have evaluated Lasco as a receiver, which may still be the case for some.

"Right now they have said I am being recruited as a running back," he said. "It could be different for some schools, especially those that run a lot of spread. I know the colleges I am looking into are recruiting me at running back.

"It doesn't really matter (what offense they run). I have worked in the spread for two years so it's not that big of a deal. If the college runs spread it isn't going to make my decision any different. If they like mixing it up a little bit and the quarterback is under center that is just a plus."
Even with the looming decision, Lasco's number one priority is improving the Highlanders as a team and preparing himself for his senior season.

"I am focusing on finishing off spring right now," said Lasco. "7-on-7 is about to start this Sunday so I am looking forward to that. We are a good team and I have high expectations for us next season."

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