May 23, 2011

Trevor Lacey follow-up Q&A

Since making his decision to sign with the University of Alabama last Wednesday, Trevor Lacey has been a busy man. He's had interviews with the media. He had his team banquet the night of his decision, and he's been finishing up the last of his school work in order to qualify.

Lacey has also been hearing from a number of people about his decision, both those who support it and those who don't. Despite what some are saying, the five-star guard is excited to get to Tuscaloosa.

TideSports.com caught up with the Crimson Tide signee to ask about his decision and to see how life has been since his announcement.

Q: How have things been since you made your commitment to Alabama?
A: It's been alright. You see who your real friends and family are.

Q: What have people been telling you?
A: Worst decision of my life.

Q: Who's telling you that?
A: It's people I don't know, people I do know.

Q: You're not regretting your decision are you?
A: No, not at all.

Q: How's it feel to be done with the whole thing?
A: It feels alright. It's actually kind of worse now since I made my commitment. I was getting a lot of phone calls about where I was going, but now since I said where I was going, I'm getting more 'whys' or 'why that school' now.

Q: At the end of the day, why was Alabama the best fit?
A: I just felt comfortable with the staff.

Q: When did you actually make your decision?
A: Two days before I announced.

Q: Had Alabama been in the lead before that?
A: I was Kentucky bound at first.

Q: What changed your mind?
A: When (Kentucky) got all those other guys, they showed they wanted me, but they didn't make me seem like a priority like they had to have me.

Q: Did any of the guys on the current team reach out to you after you made your commitment?
A: Yeah, I talked to JaMychal (Green) and Trevor (Releford) right after. They just said welcome to the Tide family.

Q: What are your goals for next year? 
A: I just want to play my game. Don't try to outshine anybody. Just play my game and win a national championship. We all have the same goal.

Q: Are you still planning on coming to Tuscaloosa May 30?
A: I'm thinking about coming down May 27, that Friday.

Q: So academically, you're cleared and ready to start working out?
A: Yes sir.

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