Ontario (Calif.) Christian quarterback Andrew Lachelt is fully recovered from a knee injury that robbed him of most of his junior year, and now he’s hitting the road this month.
“The knee is feeling great,” said Lachelt. “I had my surgery five months ago and I'm right on schedule and they already have me running at physical therapy. I go every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 2-3 hour sessions. I have been doing this for five months now and I'm really working hard. By June 1st, I can do everything except get hit. The doctor says I will be absolutely ready to play full contact football by August 1st. We don't start hitting until middle of August so that is good. Dr. McAllister is my doctor and is the team doctor for UCLA and does all the ACL surgeries for the players on the team.”
Lachelt will be making a visit to Wyoming at the end of the month and then next month will hit Nebraska and Oregon.
“I have a great opportunity to make a trip to Wyoming for their 1-day mini-camp on May 31st and will be flying there on 30th. I've been exchanging emails with coach Marcus Arroyo and I'm looking forward to having some one-on-one workout time with him and finding more about their program. I've received some great letters from Coach Arroyo and Coach (Mike) Christensen and I'm excited to attend. I will also be camping at Nebraska and Oregon later in June.”
In the meantime, Lachelt is working out in private workouts, getting back up to speed.
“I'm also starting my workouts with my quarterback coach George Whitfield in San Diego,” said Lachelt. “Summer ball and 7-on-7's start June 15 and go through July 25. I will miss the first week because I will be at the Nebraska Elite QB camp with Coach Watson the first part of the week and then later that week back at Oregon for their camp.”