Lucky Returns From Lincoln

Marlon Lucky has his choice of colleges to attend in the future. This past weekend, Marlon visited Lincoln, Nebraska as the Cornhuskers took on the Baylor Bears. What did Marlon think of the new West Coast Offense? Did he feel he had enough information to make a decision?

When Marlon Lucky stepped off the bus and into the swarm of red that greets a player or recruit during The Walk at Nebraska, the fans cheered and smiled for him and his fellow visitors.  What really caught Lucky's attention was how the student section chanted his name during the game.  He said that the fans were the favorite part of his trip.  Lucky was amazed at how involved they were and how many of them knew who he was.


Marlon spent some time with a few members of the team as well.  "(I hung out with) the Bullocks brothers.  Fabian, number three and Titus.  I hung out with most of the secondary all Saturday night.  They're all cool."  Nebraska's current players seemed to show Marlon quite the good time and Marlon had some good things to say about his recruiter as well.  Coach John Blake has had the task of recruiting the North Hollywood runningback.  "He's cool, he's like family guy.  He listens to you and he offers a lot."


The big question on everyone's mind was "Did you commit?" amongst rampant rumors.  "No, " Marlon said while chuckling, "I'm gonna take two more visits."  Marlon will be taking visits to Louisiana State and Southern California.  Right now, Marlon claims that Nebraska, LSU and USC are all in a three-way tie for his services.  He feels that after taking the other two visits, he will be able to make a properly informed decision. 


The possibilities seem endless for the five-star back and he could see himself doing many things at the University of Nebraska.  "I'd fit into (the system) perfect.  .  I didn't really see the backs that they had catch right much (until last Saturday).  I can catch out of the backfield."  Lucky compares his usefulness and ability to current Southern California runningback Reggie Bush.  The bottom line, though, is that Marlon doesn't see himself as a clone of any one runningback we've seen.  "I just kinda do my thing", he said.

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