TheRedMenace.com had a chance to speak with
Coach Mike Locksley today from Ruidoso where the Lobo football team is
wrapping up fall
camp about the big man from Maryland.
“Any time you can get a tackle of this caliber this late in
the season it is a steal,” says Locks. “Larry is very athletic and
long, he has
the perfect build and athleticism to play tackle.”
TheRedMenace.com first heard about Larry Mazyck
year as New Mexico along with Vanderbilt, and Maryland had offered
tackle. “He originally was headed to Maryland,” said Locksley.
coaching change there Mazyck settled on Vanderbilt, but after a
his mind once again. Larry came out this summer for an unofficial
fell in love with New Mexico.”
So how is that you secure a guy like this so
late in the
game? “It always goes back to relationships,” responded Locks.
with current Lobo Earl Johnson and Friendship Collegiate Academy
in the 11th
grade before moving on to Fork Union, when Larry came out, he saw
guys he knew from back home.”
Obviously Mazyck fills a need for this team.
depth and have been looking for offensive linemen to fill that
need and to make
us better,” said Locks.
“He was able to practice yesterday in shorts,
and will do so
today as well,” says Locksley. “"He is not in bad condition but he
miss two weeks of camp and summer workouts. We have to see how far
along he is,
and for the next few days we will be throwing everything at him. I
confidence that Coach Hudson will get him prepared for the
So can you take a break from recruiting now?
Locksley responded, “Recruiting never stops. It is like shaving if
you don’t do
it everyday your face will get all messy.”