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Brother Rice WR Corey Lacanaria commits to Ball State University (Story)
Sometimes things happen for a reason, for Brother Rice Senior receiver, Corey Lacanaria who had one of the best receiving seasons in the history of Brother Rice High School that could not be
Ball State has kept a
Lacanaria missed two games this season due to an injury but still hauled in 65 catches, 1,111 receiving yards, and 8 touchdowns in 12 games which were both Brother Rice
Position (s): WR/KR
Height & Weight: 5'9" 170
First Game Started:
#1 Most Memorable Game: #1 most memorable game would be the state championship against Muskegon the first time.
Pre-game Traditions: Pre-game traditions are team dinner, spatting Patrick Sparks and praying.
Post-game Traditions: Post-game tradition is praying.
Athlete you try building your game around: I try to build my game around Davone Bess and Willie Snead.
The D Zone - How does it feel committing to Ball State?
Corey Lacanaria - "Feels great committing to a high caliber team such as Ball State where they wing the ball around, I committed a day after getting the offer instead of on the spot because it was a family decision and we did a lot of thinking and communicating about this decision."
The D Zone - What stands out the most about Ball State?
Corey Lacanaria - "The winning program stands out about Ball State."
The D Zone - What have you enjoyed the most while visiting the campus?
Corey Lacanaria - "I've enjoyed the overall game atmosphere."
The D Zone - What do the Ball State coaches like about the way you play?
Corey Lacanaria - "They like the intensity that I play with."
The D Zone - When the Ball State coaches found out you committed, how was their excitement level and what did they say to you?
Corey Lacanaria - "Coach Lembo was the first to know, he was thrilled
The D Zone - After the great year you had, and not many schools extending offers to you, what did it mean this week when Ball State became the first FBS program to offer you?
Corey Lacanaria - "It took awhile, but Ball state becoming the first FBS program to offer me was an unreal feeling, I knew how they felt about the person/player I am, and them extending an offer to me shows that they think I can be very productive at the school."
The D Zone - This year on offense, it seemed you guys were always in rhythm. What was it like for you getting chemistry with Alex Malzone compared to last year when your brother, Cheyne was the QB and someone you have caught passes from since day 1?
Corey Lacanaria - "Nothing's better than a brother to brother football connection, but I knew Alex would step up and do what he needed to do. He was my QB back in
The D Zone - You have
Corey Lacanaria - "My favorite play/touchdown was in the State Championship against Muskegon the first time when my brother threw a post to me for the first score of the game."
The D Zone - After 3 straight state finals for Al Fracassa at Brother Rice, he stepped down. What did it mean for you to be his final Senior class and send him out with a 14-0 record?
Corey Lacanaria - "I'm glad he could go out on top, right where he wanted to be."
The D Zone - What's in store for your future leading up to Signing Day?
Corey Lacanaria - "For the remainder of the winter I plan on weightlifting."
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