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 earlier this year as New Mexico along with Vanderbilt, and Maryland had offered the big tackle. "He originally was headed to Maryland," said Locksley. "With the coaching change there Mazyck settled on Vanderbilt, but after a time changed his mind once again. Larry came out this summer for an unofficial visit and 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. "Larry played 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 all these guys he knew from back home."
Obviously Mazyck fills a need for this team. "We needed 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 did 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 have full confidence that Coach Hudson will get him prepared for the season."
So can you take a break from recruiting now? Laughingly Locksley responded, "Recruiting never stops. It is like shaving if you don't do it everyday your face will get all messy."