Thursday, March 7, 2013
WR Lasley another standout at Serra
By Erik McKinney
By now, recruiting fans in the West are plenty familiar with Gardena (Calif.) Serra standouts Adoree' Jackson and Dwight Williams, who have 44 offers between them. But that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to recruits at Serra.
On the defensive side, Glen Ihenacho made a big impression at last weekend's NLA 7-on-7 West regional in Las Vegas and picked up his first scholarship offer, from Washington State, this week. And several years after featuring Robert Woods and George Farmer at wide receiver, the Cavaliers will have another duo looking to fill their shoes in Gregory Webb and Jordan Lasley. Both caught passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns as juniors and should be in line for increased productivity as seniors.
Lasley, who runs the 400, 200, 100 and both relays for Serra's prestigious track team, showcased his versatility over the weekend, by shining on the defensive side of the ball in Las Vegas.
"I think I like offense better, because I like scoring touchdowns," Lasley said. "But I can play defense as well. I'm very versatile."
Several Pac-12 programs have expressed interest in Lasley. Colorado and Washington State have requested transcripts, and UCLA is in the mix, as well. Lasley said he will look to showcase himself for the local schools this summer, as he plans to attend camps at UCLA and USC.
But staying local isn't the ultimate goal for the 6-foot-1, 170-pound receiver. While he would look favorably upon any offer from the Pac-12, there is another conference that has his eye at the moment.
"I kind of like the Big Ten," Lasley said. "They play some big-time football, and that's a real football conference. I just like it a lot and would like to check it out. That's what they have visits for."
Lasley likely will be plenty visible this offseason, as he spends virtually every weekend participating in 7-on-7 events, running track or working his wide receiver craft. He plans to be in attendance at the Nike camp in Northern California in May.