The fourth best class in the Big 12, and 24th best in the country, just got better as Sachse, TX, defensive end Tyler Lacy committed to Oklahoma State. His commitment comes following a visit to Stillwater two weeks ago. Lacy is the eighth player in the 2018 Cowboy’s recruiting class, a class that currently holds commitments from five lineman. It’s obvious when you see that stat that Oklahoma State and Mike Gundy came into this class knowing that they had to get better up front, and I can almost assure that Tyler lacy won’t be the last lineman to join this class.
Committed ✔️ pic.twitter.com/MK1okDeNcZ
— *young bull* (@tylerlacy85) April 30, 2017
THE LACY FILE
|Name||Hometown||Position||Position Rank||Star Rating|
|Tyler Lacy||Sachse, TX||SDE||Unranked||⭐⭐⭐(Rivals)|
Lacy is a somewhat unknown prospect for now, though that should change this summer. He committed to Oklahoma State over Texas Tech, TCU, Texas, and most of the AAC. He’s flown under the radar to this point in his career, but as I mentioned, he’s primed to blow up after the summer camp circuit and his senior season.
Lacy was in town for Oklahoma State’s junior day on April 15th, where he was offered a scholarship. He sat on it for the last two weeks, to make sure he wasn’t making an emotional decision, but obviously Oklahoma State did enough to sell him on their program, as he finally pulled the trigger and made his commitment public today.
On the field, Lacy has the ideal frame for a pass rusher. He’s 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, and posses excellent speed, that allows him to fly off the edge and disrupt the offense, both against the pass and the run. He’s explosive out of his stance, and uses his athleticism very well, though he does struggle with the same things that a lot of young defensive lineman do. His hands could use some work, and he mostly wins battles with his upper body, rather than with his lower body, which could get him in trouble at the next level. Luckily for him and for OSU, he’s got a high motor, and those things can be fixed and improved upon with time. His ceiling comparison is a familiar face for Oklahoma State fans, former Cowboy and current Cleveland Brown Emmanuel Ogbah.