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No wavering for UConn commit Lagow

10/17/2012

Connecticut commit Richard Lagow (Plano, Texas/Plano) is 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, one of the many assets he possesses as a quarterback.

While his size made him an instant attraction for UConn, it’s been Lagow’s ability to use that size for short-yardage success that has helped Plano win football games. The Wildcats are 4-2 on the year and fighting for a playoff spot in their district.

Lagow’s rushing totals, because of sacks, are almost nil. He has only three yards on 41 attempts. However, Lagow’s seven rushing touchdowns lead the team. Add that to his 1,076 passing yards and four passing touchdowns, and he’s considered a major threat on the football field.

“The backs are doing all the work,” Lagow said of the Plano ground game. “Any time the ball’s inside the 5, that’s when they give me the go-ahead to keep it myself and get it in the end zone. I’m not breaking off any big, 60-yard touchdowns, but being that big, it’s hard to say no on the 1-yard line.”

Lagow, a three-star quarterback, threw for 1,646 yards and 13 touchdowns last season, but it was his play during the spring 7-on-7 season that really caught the attention of scouts and analysts. Lagow led Plano to the Texas state 7-on-7 championship on the Texas A&M campus.

Lagow originally chose UConn in June over interest from Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Arkansas. He picked up an offer from North Texas and interest from Clemson and Colorado State later in the summer. Recruited by Huskies running backs coach Clayton White, Lagow said UConn is still the one and only place for him.

“I’m solid,” he said. “Very solid.”