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Latarian
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Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


A buddy told me this at work today and I looked at his Rivals page, sure enough it shows he didn't have an offer. Surprising considering he is from LA. What happened?






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bayou2003
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


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A buddy told me this at work today and I looked at his Rivals page, sure enough it shows he didn't have an offer. Surprising considering he is from LA. What happened?


If true I wonder if it had something to do with LSU's running back dept. LSU usually go pretty deep with RB's.






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Latarian
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


here's his page

LINK






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MontanaTiger
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


He didn't have the grades to get into LSU, but Bama cheated and got him eligible.





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Progress
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


He wanted to win rings





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CapstoneGrad06
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


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He didn't have the grades to get into LSU, but Bama cheated and got him eligible.



By taking correspondence courses from LSU. The REC knows no bounds.






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tigerfan4120
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


Long story short his grades were crap and no one on the LSU side thought he had a chance at qualifying, plus there was a legal issue (statutory rape iirc). LSU already had Michael Ford locked up who was considered to be the best back in the state that year. Bama somehow got Lacy in school, kudos to them.





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LSUdm21
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


Lacey took some qualification courses over the summer under the supervision of Nick's buddy and one of Louisiana's most sleazy high school football coaches who is a professional at getting kids to qualify. It was quite remarkable how much ground he gained in a few short weeks.





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Elleshoe
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By taking correspondence courses from LSU


AT LSU. Not through LSU They were through a high school and the tests and shite were given at LSU.






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Elleshoe
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


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one of Louisiana's most sleazy high school football coaches








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fslefty
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


He can barely spell Alabama. Grades were an issue and lsu didn't recruit him





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UKWildcatsFAN
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


Heres a link, looks so.

I'm not sure if he just wanted to go with bama from the start but he had LSU, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, & UT as his schools listed. It says his only offer was from bama though. weird.






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Latarian
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


found this

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Focus is something Lacy is going to have to do to qualify. He reports a 2.0 core GPA and an 18 ACT, which he is retaking in March. “I’m really close,” he said. “I’ve got to finish up strong. I can’t slack off at all right now. I’m close but I’m gonna be fine. I’m working real hard right now to make sure I make it.”


LINK







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Choupique19
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


LSU waited and waited and waited.

Dude kept spelling his name wrong and couldn't get eligible.

He took something like 7 summer school courses to get eligible after his senior year, and Alabama signed him.

NCAA said, "7 classes in 1 month...sounds legit."



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MontanaTiger
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


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Bama somehow got Lacy in school


Ya think they might have stretched the rules a bit?






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Elleshoe
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


who gives a shite... it isn't like LSU is lacking in the RB talent department





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Tiger Authority
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


Still remarkable they got that kid into school.





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Cecil D Diesel
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


It was either him or Michael Ford, we got Ford. Most people would've taken Ford over Lacy, at the time, considering injury and grades. Also, Ford was committed a full year (on junior day) before Lacy committed, which was on signing day, IIRC, a time which we only had four spots open, three of which went to Mingo, Montgomery, and Rueben Randle.

The Bama fans may tell you differently, but that's how it happened, as I was at a signing that day, myself...






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Marty McFrat
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


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Focus is something Lacy is going to have to do to qualify. He reports a 2.0 core GPA and an 18 ACT, which he is retaking in March. “I’m really close,” he said. “I’ve got to finish up strong. I can’t slack off at all right now. I’m close but I’m gonna be fine. I’m working real hard right now to make sure I make it.”


How has he stayed passing in college if he is that dumb? Good lord






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northalabamacracker
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re: Did Eddie Lacy really not get an LSU offer out of HS?


Lacy got in to Alabama the same that underachiever and poor angle taker Craig Loston got into LSU.





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