Ziarie to Alabama, Lasley to USC
Both highly rated recruits Ziarie Anigbogu and Terren Lasley have found homes for the next few seasons. Within the past week, Anigbogu and Lasley have announced their college decisions. Neither was flooded with offers, but both are grateful of the opportunity and plan to make the most of it at this next level. We were able to speak with both of them about their decisions.
Anigbogu: "Alabama was an easy choice for me, only because it was my only chance to continue my sports career at the D1 level. No hard feelings to the other AD's as I understand many are running full programs, but I'm still going to make them regret it. The Alabama AD gave me a chance, and he won't regret it. I think I can definitely compete at this level and plan on putting in as much work as possible to make it happen. If I'm being completely honest, it was tough realizing no one in state was going to offer me, and I wasn't exactly jumping at the idea of Alabama. This is just a stop on the path to greatness though, so it'll have to do."
Lasley: "It was kind of a weird situation for me, because as many know I was debating on whether to pursue basketball or football. When I finally got my first D1 offer from USC, I couldn't refuse. The AD had gone so far as to change up some scholarships just to make some room on the team for me, and I happily accepted. It was kind of a two-way thing for me, because on one hand while I was ecstatic to being staying home in LA, it almost feels wrong because I grew up a Bruins fan. Well, UCLA didn't offer me, and I'm gonna do everything I can to help the Trojans crush UCLA for the next couple of years."