Harris LaChance chooses BYU post-mission, will enroll in Jan

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Harris LaChance chooses BYU post-mission, will enroll in Jan

Post by Fido » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:44 am

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865 ... ommit.html

Harris LaChance is grateful, excited and eager for a chance.

“I can’t wait to enroll in January and be part of the football program,” said LaChance, a defensive and offensive lineman who signed with Utah State before serving an LDS Church mission in Nashville, Tennessee.

He returned from church service June 7. When USU didn’t have a scholarship available for fall — but would in January — he opened up his recruiting, looking into Utah and BYU before accepting a scholarship from Sitake to enroll in January.

LaChance is 6-foot-8 and a former defensive end who is targeted to play offensive tackle in college. A former all-state player at Herriman who also played basketball and rugby, LaChance came home last summer at 222 pounds. After four months working out with a private trainer at The Art of Training, he now weighs 260 and hopes to weigh 275 by the time he puts on pads.

“I think I can play at 280,” he said.

Those familiar with LaChance’s game say he has an impressive motor and is very active and self-driven. He doesn’t back down from physical play but welcomes the fight. He can do the NFL combine 225-pound bench lift 21 times and his height and athleticism give him skills to play tackle and be effective.

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Re: Harris LaChance chooses BYU post-mission, will enroll in Jan

Post by Fido » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:45 am

I guess this isn't breaking news since this was talked about over the summer--but is recent confirmation and an update on his conditioning work. And it is nice to see word he will enroll in January and get to be part of spring ball.

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Re: Harris LaChance chooses BYU post-mission, will enroll in Jan

Post by Cougs_Rule » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:50 am

Stars or No stars, sounds like a potential strong player. And any good news is good news on the recruiting front.

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Re: Harris LaChance chooses BYU post-mission, will enroll in Jan

Post by Woody3715 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:27 pm

Even 280 pounds isn't very big for an offensive tackle in a pro-style offense. Better if he can get over 300.

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Re: Harris LaChance chooses BYU post-mission, will enroll in Jan

Post by cougarnerd » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:21 pm

Woody3715 wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Even 280 pounds isn't very big for an offensive tackle in a pro-style offense. Better if he can get over 300.
Maybe he plays DE for a year until he gets up to 320 or so, then moves to offense. Though not sure if that would force him to recalibrate his thinking/instinct on the field.
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