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August 25, 2012
Mountain Pointe stars making noise
Nobody hanging around the field following Mountain Pointe (Ariz) High School's historic, 17-14 upset of Arizona powerhouse Hamilton was in much of a mood to talk about the future. They were living in the now.
Mountain Pointe players were too consumed by celebration to worry much about college recruitment. Those on the Hamilton side weren't in the mood to be bothered. There were things to be gleaned in small doses, though.
A look at the recruiting scuttle surrounding four of Mountain Pointe's most notable players:
OL Kenny Lacy
Instead, he's painting it as a run-of-mill recon mission.
"I'm excited to see what it's like out there and see how I fit into it possibly," he said. "It's the first year there with coach (Jim) Mora. He's a great coach. I'm excited to see what he can do."
The 270-pound offensive linemen has maintained that an offer from Florida could shake up his recruitment and force him to axe one of his planned official visits in favor of a trip to Gainesville. Following Friday's game, he said things with the Gators are getting serious and an offer could come in at any time.
"I haven't talked to Florida in a couple days, but they say they're real close," Lacy said. "They tell me to consider myself offered, but Coach (Will) Muschamp hasn't made it official."
"Arkansas is my No. 1 school right now," he said. "Arkansas, man, they're No. 1 on my list right now. But I'm still open.
Curtis also said he expects an offer from Notre Dame in the coming weeks and that the Irish would receive serious consideration should that come to fruition. He plans to wait until after the season to start taking official visits. At this time, only Arkansas is a lock to receive a visit.
TE Thair Blakes
WR Jalen Brown
He was the catalyst in the upset and projects as one the Arizona's top players in the class of 2014. He already holds 14 scholarship offers and more should come in throughout the year. He declines to name an early favorite or discuss plans for future unofficial visits.