DESOTO, Texas — Chris Lacy was relieved to finally sign Wednesday morning with Oklahoma State, and now he's ready to get to work with the Cowboys.
“It's the same offense we run here at DeSoto, so I'll fit right in and catch a lot of passes,” Lacy said.
The 6-foot-2, 191-pound wide receiver committed to Oklahoma State in early August, choosing the Cowboys over offers from Arizona State, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Northwestern, among others.
“I love it,” said Lacy's mother Karen. “He loves it. We like Stillwater, a small, college town and a family atmosphere. And of course, they like to throw the ball, so that's really important. They offer engineering and that's what he wants to do.”
Lacy and his DeSoto High School teammate, safety Vontre McQuinnie, will now be on opposite sides of the Bedlam rivalry; McQuinnie signed with the Sooners on Wednesday.
“We talk noise to each other every day, leading up to the Bedlam game next year,” Lacy said.
McQuinnie transferred from nearby Lancaster midway through his senior year; Lacy said the first time they squared off in practice, McQuinnie beat him, but that the second time, Lacy won.
Asked if he's excited about potentially matching up one-on-one in future Bedlam games, Lacy said, “Yes sir. If they're dumb enough to put him against me.”