Player Profile: Cedric Lancaster

Scott profiles SMU wide receiver Cedric Lancaster, who is expected to compete for one of the starting jobs after a good spring.

Cedric Lancaster Player Profile

Position: Wide Receiver

Size: 5-8, 165

Year: Redshirt Freshman (awarded medical redshirt after suffering injury in first game)

High School: Houston Lamar

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Recruitment: Coming out of high school, Lancaster was rated by Scout.com as a two-star prospect and held offers from Colorado State and Houston before eventually choosing SMU.

Lancaster, who also ran track in high school, played mostly on defense and special teams his senior year of high school, pulling down 7 interceptions while also returning 11 punts and 8 kickoffs on his way to being named to the first-team All-District. On offense, Lancaster tallied up only 138 receiving yards and on touchdown.

2013 Review: Unfortunately, Lancaster's season was cut short when went down in the first game against Texas Tech. June Jones and the offensive coaching staff were excited for the opportunities Lancaster's speed would create, but obviously didn't have the chance to take advantage of his skills. He did however record two punt returns and two kick returns before suffering his injury.

Grade: n/a

2014 Outlook: Even though he was just a freshman, there were high hopes for Lancaster in 2013. Once regarded as the fastest player on the team, Lancaster will likely be slowed some in 2014 because of his knee injury, but he should step in and contribute on special teams immediately.

Because of his speed, agility and athleticism, Lancaster will also likely see time at the slot receiver position. With Jeremy Johnson, Keenan Holman and JaBryce Taylor all no longer on the team, Lancaster could be called upon to fill some of that void. If Lancaster can prove to the coaching staff that he is still in fact healthy, and his knee injury doesn't slow him down too much, expect him to make some contributions in 2014.


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