Lacey, a 6-2, 240-pound defensive end, was tabbed the District 8-4A Defensive Player of the Year following his senior campaign. He finished the season with 49 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 9 quarterback hurries and 4 forced fumbles.
He is known for being an aggressive player and one that never stops and those are a couple of qualities that he saw in the Bulldog program.
"Coach (Derek) Dooley is building a program and his defense is always going to get after it," said Lacey. "He said he needed some D-linemen that can get after the quarterback and that is one of the things I do best.
During his career at Shaw, Lacey grew on and off the field and he felt that he would continue to flourish under the guidance of Dooley and the Bulldogs.
"It seems like it will be a fairly easy transition for me because I see a lot of the same qualities at Tech that we have at Shaw," he said. "It's good coaches and players that want to be the best on and off the field."
Academics have always been a focal point for Lacey and that was a big selling point he saw on his official visit.
"Their system they have in place was a big part of my decision," said Lacey, who also had an offer from Tulane, UL-Monroe and Central Florida. "They have good system where players are required to go to study hall and counselors monitor their grades. I liked knowing I'll have a good support system in place up there."