Miami, Fla.--One of the most impressive players at the Auburn Tigers summer prospect camp in Miami, Booker T. Washington High School 2019 offensive lineman Dontae Lucas made the trip to the Plains in July for a second camp and left with a scholarship offer.
A massive 6-4, 330-pounder, Lucas already had an offer from Florida Atlantic before adding a big second one from Gus Malzahn’s Tigers. He said the news made his day after working out with Coach Herb Hand for the second time this summer.
“I think it’s great because I really like the O-Line coach (Hand),” Lucas said. “I have been wanting to get an offer from Auburn for the longest.
”He‘s an aggressive coach,” he added of Hand. ”I like the walk he talks. He‘s a pretty cool coach and I can relate to him.”
Already on Auburn's radar following his performance in June at the Miami camp, Lucas didn't need to camp again for the Tigers this year, but he wanted to show the training he had put in. Improving his footwork and working hard in every rep, the big sophomore-to-be said he had something to prove.
"It was important for me because I wanted to show them how much better I’ve gotten,” Lucas said. “I wanted to show them how much quicker I’ve gotten on my feet and how quickly I can do the drills.”
Heading into his sophomore season at powerhouse Booker T. Washington High as the Tornadoes shoot for a third consecutive state title, Lucas said he's just getting started as he continues to work on becoming one of the top 2019 offensive linemen in the country. He said the Auburn offer is another step in the right direction for him.
"It’s great,” Lucas said. “There is plenty more to come, but this is big, it’s very big.”