COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Physically, Richard Lagow (Plano, Texas/Plano) looks like a college quarterback. He’s 6-foot-6, 220 pounds and a vocal leader on the field.
Consider all the days before May 14 as motivation. Prior to May, Lagow didn’t have any offers and wasn’t getting a bunch of interest from programs. He picked up his first offer on May 14 from Connecticut, and he committed to the Huskies a month later.
Since then, Lagow has been a discussion piece to a few programs, but he said he has no desire to decommit from the school that first showed him love.
“I’m 100 percent with UConn,” Lagow said at the Texas State 7-on-7 Championships at Texas A&M. “I’m exciting about going there.”
Lagow said he’s been hearing from schools such as Colorado State and Clemson, and he now has a second offer from North Texas. Lagow has shown great improvement as a quarterback since his performance at the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp in March.
“I’ve been working out every day with everything. You can never be too good,” Lagow said. “Even the things I think I’m pretty good at, I work on them every day. I work on my feet a lot and really work on being a competitor. I'm just trying to be the best that I can and be ready for the [upcoming] season and for UConn.”
Lagow said UConn won him over by being persistent and, most importantly, believing in his talents. He threw for 1,646 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. Lagow helped his 7-on-7 team finish undefeated in pool play and advance to Saturday's state-tournament championship bracket with wins over Harlingen (Texas), Georgetown (Texas) and Houston Cy Creek.