News and notes from the West team after the third day of Semper Fidelis Bowl practice..…
Semper Fi Post Game: Kenny Lacy
Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe offensive lineman Kenny Lacy just finished his week at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and said he feels like he's leaving as a better, more prepared player. "It was a great experience. I had a really good time. The first couple of days, I didn't perform as well as I wanted to, but I got better every day, came out here and had a good game. We had some rotations during the game so everyone could play, but I feel like the West played hard," he said. Though his team lost 17-14 to the East, Lacy says the game was the highlight of the week. "We all came out here to have a good time and a good experience. We didn't get the win, but we all got better," he said. One of the advantages in playing in the All-American game was the opportunity to get a taste college football. "This game was faster than my high school game was. The defensive line was really good. They come up the field fast, and it helped me become a little more ready for it," he said. One of a few UCLA prospects invited to play in the game, Lacy was happy to hear that the Bruins' 2013 class picked up another big time commitment on Friday night in Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei TE Thomas Duarte. "I already knew he was going to get on. He is a great player and I'm happy he picked UCLA, Our class is great so far. Big John Lopez next to me, he's a great guard. Deon Hollins is really fast off the edge, a really feisty guy. And now we have Thomas," he said. There were a few other Bruin targets participating in the game, and Lacy has been doing his job of recruiting. "Johnny Johnson is looking at UCLA. There are a few guys, they've all been playing great. I don't really have to say much [when he talks to other recruits]. We talk about how well they did this year, how young they were and Coach [Jim] Mora's first year. There are great things to come," he said.
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