Johnnie Lacy knows where he is going to school in the fall. High school that is. Lacy is off to Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound point guard from Wisconsin is taking his game to New England before enrolling in college.
The four-star point guard will leave for Notre Dame Prep in early September. While there, he hopes to pick up where he left off in July. A number of schools will likely follow his progression at the school this year, too.
Currently, Tennessee, Texas, Marquette (offer), Minnesota (offer) and Indiana are on his short list of schools, he says.
One school in particular has stood out to him after the summer period.
"I really want to go to Tennessee. They play up and down and they play at a pace that I like to play at," Lacy said. "I guess I gotta just keep playing harder [in order to pick up an offer from Tennessee.] We talk sometimes. Hopefully I can get that offer."
Lacy said he hopes to set up some official visits in the fall. He did say, however, that he could see his recruitment taking a little longer now that he's off to Notre Dame Prep.
"I've thought about waiting since I'm going up there. I might wait [until the spring] before committing," Lacy said. "Everyone is on the same level up there. It's going to be good for me playing there."
Lacy's energy, speed and competitiveness are some of the traits that recruiters like about his game, he says.
"I feel like I'm very competitive. I want it more than anybody. That's my mindset," Lacy said. "I think that comes from how I live and where I come from. You have to pretty much grind it out.
"I think being competitive is going to help me out when I get to college because I'm an aggressive guard and is going to give it to you."