21 in 21: LS Alan Lucy

The 21 in 21 series is designed to introduce fans to the newcomers arriving at Rutgers this summer. In a once a day format, ScarletReport.com presents profiles of the class of 2014. Today, we look at Dinwiddie (Va.) long snapper Alan Lucy.

It takes a lot for a long snapper to receive a scholarship offer, and for incoming Rutgers freshman Alan Lucy, he is aware of the expectations .

Rutgers said goodbye to long snapper Robert Jones at the end of last season, and offered Lucy to immediately replace him in the Big Ten.

"I know they're expecting that but there's no extra pressure," Lucy said. "I'm used to it. I have a lot of friends before me that have long-snapped in college, so I know what's going to be expected of me."

Lucy committed shortly after leaving his January official visit. The Big Ten draw, and scholarship opportunity, were significant reasons why he did.

"It's such a big change," Lucy said. "I'm going to play Penn State and Ohio State and all of them. All of my friends down here, that's all they can talk about. I really feel the rivalry starting already. Whenever I see stuff about Penn State or Michigan on Twitter, it gets me really amped up to play."

Lucy visited multiple practices in the spring, including the scarlet-white game to conclude camp.

"Every visit, I got more and more excited," he said. "When I was up there at the spring game, I didn't want to leave. I was ready to start college right then. It was an awesome visit. It was the first time all of us were together. We hung out at the game and then at night. We're all exciting about the team this year."

While watching practices, Lucy was impressed by the amount of emphasis placed on special teams.

"I really like coach [Bob]Fraser, the special teams coach." Lucy said. "He's awesome. But I really like that coach [Michael] Zuckerman, the GA for special teams, is with us all practice. That's going to help us a lot. I have a coach with me all of the time, watching film with us and breaking down everything to tell us what to do."

Lucy enrolls at Rutgers at the end of June, and expects to be pushed immediately by teammates and the training staff.

"I'm working out pretty much every day," he said. "I only take, like, one day off a week. I'm snapping all of the time and working on stuff.

"They're just telling me to start running now. The conditioning in the summer is going to be the biggest challenge at first."


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