With names such as Malik Nabers and Luther Burden III getting well-deserved national attention, it would be easy to be unaware of the fact that one of the best receivers in college football isn't from a Power 5 Conference.
In many ways, what junior receiver Caullin Lacy is doing right now should not come as a surprise to anyone. Last season,Lacy set career highs in receiving yards, yards per reception, and touchdowns. After six games this season, Lacy is not only on pace to shatter his own records; he could be on the brink of breaking many Sun Belt Conference receiving records.
As it stands, Lacy stands third in the country in receiving yards with 723 and tied for eighth with six receiving touchdowns. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that he is averaging over 132 receiving yards per game. Even at 5'10, Lacy has proven to be one of the most productive offensive players the South Alabama Jaguars have had in years.
In their Week 4 upset win over Oklahoma State, Lacy was a handful for the Cowboys secondary. He would finish the game with 104 yards on just five receptions and two touchdowns. In that performance, Lacy was a threat anywhere he lined up. This was well displayed on his 57-yard touchdown when he outran one of the Cowboys defensive backs and had him stacked in only a few strides.
As he continues to climb the charts, Lacy will undeniably receive more national attention. Even if he doesn't, one should expect him to continue to let his play do the talking.for him.