December 16, 2010

Lamaison wants the right fit this time around

Former Tennessee Volunteer Nick Lamaison will be visiting what has become the place former Volunteers come to shine, Louisiana Tech and Ruston, La. Will Nick be the next chapter of that story?

Lamaison competed this past summer for the starting job at Tennessee but former Tech coach Derek Dooley decided not to give Nick the starting job. Nick said this about Dooley's decision, "Coach [Derek] Dooley had to make a decision, its the nature of the business, and he had to make a quick decision but, I didn't think it was the best decision. I wasn't bitter towards the school or him but I started to realize Tennessee probably wasn't the best fit for me." Lamaison went back to the junior college Dooley recruited him from, Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) and put up big numbers this season with 3770 yards passing.

Nick describes himself as a shotgun guy that can make plays with his feet and is being recruited by UTEP, Tech, and Ohio.

Lamaison is not a mid-year enrollee because Dooley did not grant him his release from Tennessee. Luckily for Nick and Tech, Tech is a quarter system school and the spring quarter starts in March following the late junior college signing period in February. As a result, Lamaison would be available for spring practice. Ohio is the only other quarter system school that is recruiting Nick.

Nick's teammate Mike Edwards from Mt. SAC will be visiting this weekend with him. "He makes a ton of plays." Nick said it definitely makes a difference being able to play with a receiver he has chemistry with like Edwards.

Nick said he is planning on taking his time because when he signed with Tennessee the recruiting process was very fast.

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