Gigantic offensive lineman Michael Lasker announced via Instagram (@BigLask76) that he committed to Syracuse for the incoming season yesterday during his official visit to the Hill.
“Committed to Syracuse today. This would not be possible without God, my family and friends. Hard work and dedication pays off. #trulyblessed #Godisgood #cusenation #goorange #cusefootball #orangenation”
He’s played at Riverside City College in California and also had interest from San Diego State.
The 6-foot-5, 315 pound lineman would make the 23rd member of the Orange‚Äôs Class of 2013. Lasker’s size and wingspan are impressive. His sheer bulk helps him swallow smaller defensive ends, while his long arms can make it difficult to maneuver around him. He also has the footwork and athleticism to pull for a tackle.
Lasker played right guard at Santiago High in Corona, California. Riverside City College has turned out plenty of FBS talent. In February 10 players signed with schools, including Boise State, Hawaii, Washington State and tight end Gus Penning to Baylor. Penning was considered a top 30 JuCo player in the country.
Riverside went 9-2 last year, and defeated LA Harbor in the Golden State Bowl. That name should ring a bell for SU fans. Three players from LA Harbor visited the Hill last fall. Syracuse also brought in JuCo DE Tyler Marona, and is heavily recruiting Oklahoma QB Drew Allen to join the mix this fall.
The Orange is in need of instant help on the line after the graduation of all-everything Justin Pugh. Sean Hickey is expected to continue starting at right tackle. Andrew Phillips, Pugh‚Äôs backup, decided against returning to SU. He’s no longer playing football.