The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are building the success of the future right where they should be — along the defensive line. Four star defensive tackle, Jacob Lacey, has just become one of those all important building blocks.
It’s official now, as Jacob Lacey has sent in his NLI to Notre Dame this morning during the early signing period for college football.
Notre Dame fans might be taking Lacey for granted. He’s been committed to Notre Dame since the summer of 2017, and in this day and age of “what’s hot now,” he feels like old news. That would be a huge mistake to make.
The 6’2” 285 pound Lacey plays with a lot of power, and although he is still a bit raw with his technique, he has the quick hands and low center of gravity to use technique along with his power to get the job done.
Lacey is an incredible talent and the Irish beat out the Michigan Wolverines, Kentucky Wildcats, Stanford cardinal, and Clemson Tigers for his services over the next four years. The Irish have methodically been building a strong defensive line under Mike Elston for a few years now, and Lacey can help continue that tradition.
Lacey told Irish Illustrated’s Pete Sampson that it was a conversation with a Michigan State student-athlete that ultimately convinced him Notre Dame was the perfect fit.
“He helped me talk through everything, kind of cleared up all my questions. One of the things I wanted to know is if I wasn’t playing football, out of all the schools, where would I want to be. Obviously, Notre Dame has the best education for me. There’s no other place I’d want to go.”