Texas football QB commit KJ Lacey shines at Battle 7v7 Miami

Texas football's highest-rated commitment in the 2025 recruiting class, 4-Star QB KJ Lacey, was on fire for his 7v7 team in Miami last weekend.
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At the outset of the camp/combine circuit this offseason, Texas football had quite a few important recruits and commitments in the 2025 and 2026 classes in action in Battle 7v7 Miami last weekend.

The highlighting Texas commit who was in action in Battle 7v7 Miami last weekend was the highly touted four-star 2025 Saraland (AL) quarterback KJ Lacey. Lacey displayed his arm talent, making multiple impressive tight-window and touchdown throws that were posted on social media over thew weekend at Battle Miami.

4-Star Texas football QB commit KJ Lacey stands out for 24K at Battle Miami

Lacey was dialed in for his 7v7 team, 24K. He had multiple touchdown throws in all but one game at Battle Miami, including the game-winning touchdown pass in 24K's first game on Jan. 27 to beat Premium Legends.

Lacey was seen all over social media pages by reporters and other media that were on hand at Battle Miami on Jan. 27 and 28. He was a one-man highlight reel in this 7v7 tournament.

The timing, touch on his throws, and accuracy were some of the most impressive aspects of Lacey's many highlight-reel passes at Battle Miami last weekend.

Lacey helped lead 24K to a deep run in bracket play, making it to the semifinals before the eventual champion C1N beat them by nine points.

Lacey remains committed to Texas after visiting Alabama last week

Texas has built substantial momentum on the recruiting trail in the 2025 class in the last couple of months. Since mid-December, the Longhorns have reeled in commitments from three-blue chip recruits in the 2025 class.

Last June, during the Elite Camp, Lacey was the first recruit to commit to the Longhorns in the 2025 class. He was a big-time get in the 2025 class for head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns to continue the elite pipeline of quarterback talent that will be on the Forty Acres for multiple years in the future.

Lacey's commitment to Texas hasn't stopped other schools from chipping away at his pledge in the last few months. The Auburn Tigers have consistently kept in contact with Lacey on the recruiting trail. He's also visited the Alabama Crimson Tide multiple times since last fall.

Multiple reports confirmed (including from BamaOnLine) that Lacey visited new head coach Kalen DeBoer and Alabama in Tuscaloosa last week. He visited Alabama with his teammate at Saraland, five-star wide receiver Ryan Williams, who re-committed to the Tide on Jan. 24.

Despite making the visit last week, Lacey still has not been re-offered by DeBoer and the new Alabama staff.

Texas will continue to have a fight on its hands to fend off the in-state schools on the recruiting trail that are trying to chip away at Lacey's commitment to the Longhorns.

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