October 10, 2008

Lacy overcoming early obstacles

Eddie Lacy's senior campaign at Dutchtown is not going as he had envisioned.
The four-star running back from Griesmar, La., has had many obstacles to overcome already in this early season from multiple injuries as well as two hurricanes.

"Well I sprained my MCL like the week before we started games," Lacy said. "But we missed the first three games (because of the Hurricanes) and then we came back and played two more and I didn't play in those two. I played 10 plays in the third game and I had four carries for 63 yards. After that it was the end of the day. They let me play those 10 plays and took me out."

Lacy returned in the Griffins next game in a 28-14 win over West Jefferson to rush 16 times for 81 yards but was hampered by yet another setback.

"Our homecoming game was against West Jeff and I did pretty good in that game," Lacy said. "But at the end of that game, I sprained my ankle. So after that happened, I missed the game after that which was last week. (Tonight) I'm going to get to play against EA (East Ascension). So my year is not going as good as I thought it would."

Lacy said he still has pain in his ankle but has practiced all week and expects to carry the load along with Kelvin York in the backfield tonight for the Griffins to help them improve on their 4-0 record.

Lacy is hoping for a monster second half to the season like the 1,800 yards and 26 touchdowns he had during his junior season.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder is currently rated the No. 8 running back in the nation and has a dozen scholarship offers on the table. Lacy has been offered by Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Iowa, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Southern Miss, Tennessee and Louisiana Tech.

But as far as narrowing down the list, Lacy is not ready to do that just yet.

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