A central Iowa high school student has a tight hold on the title for #1 receiver in America.
Rivals Recruiting released its top 100 high school football players on Monday. Urbandale’s Allen Lazard ranks the 25th best player.
Lazard is a 6 foot 5 inch, 200 pound deep threat with great hands. Last season he averaged 23 yards a catch, with nearly 1,000 yards overall.
At times, he looked like a man playing with boys.
Lazard verbally committed to Iowa State, where his dad used to play and his brother is now.
But Cyclone fans know schools keep coming after Lazard. He told Channel 13 he receives 50 to 60 letters a week.
“It really means something to me and shows my hard work has paid off,” Lazard said.
Notre Dame recently offered Lazard a scholarship, and he accepted an invitation to visit South Bend.
Should cyclone fans worry? “I don’t think they should be worried at all. I’m committed to playing at Iowa State and I plan on signing with them in February. I’m just going there just to see what they have,” Lazard said.
Lazard also mentioned he’d like to hear from Alabama’s Nick Saban, because it would be cool.