Memphis gives Texas athlete first offer

One Texas athlete picked up his first offer last week, lifting a lot of pressure off the talented prospect. Memphis offered Lucas Askew, a big tall lean athlete from Harmony HS, but it appears the Tigers wants Askew to play a different position. Go "Inside" to find out more about this latest athlete who receive an offer from the Tigers.

One Texas athlete picked up his first offer last week, lifting a lot of pressure off the talented prospect.

Memphis offered Lucas Askew, a big tall lean athlete from Harmony HS, but it appears the Tigers wants Askew to play a different position.

"Memphis offered me a scholarship to play outside linebacker for them in a 3-4 defense," Askew told TigerAuthority.com. "I have never played that position in my life, but I look forward to the challenge."

Several schools have stopped by the small Class AA School in East Texas, located 12 miles from Gilmer, Texas to check out the 6-foot-6, 215 pound Askew.

"I was excited and felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders," Askew said. "Everything I have been working for all my life is now coming true. I'm going to get the opportunity to play D1 football."

Askew will be the first to admit that he doesn't know much about the Memphis Football program but plans on changing that in the near future.

"I know Coach (Justin) Fuente was at TCU the last few years," Askew said. "I definitely going to do some research about the school. I will take a visit there either next month or in June. I would love to go to one of their camps. I know that they are going to the Big East. I'm very excited about the offer."

Askew may also be close to receiving other offers, according to the talented athlete Air Force appears close to pulling the trigger.

According to Fox Sports/Scout.com Texas Recruiting Manager Greg Powers, Askew has tremendous upside.

"Lucas is a long lean type player," Powers told TigerAuthority.com. "He has surprising athletic ability, he can really leap. He is a solid player."

Askew's High School Coach Tim Russell agrees with Powers.

"Askew is a really good player," Coach Russell said. "He is very versatile and can play a lot of different positions. He plays TE and wide out for us, Air Force is looking at him as a wide out. He has good size and good speed, he runs a 4.6 forty. He was very surprised by the Memphis offer, but very excited about it at the same time."


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