After starting 26 games as Washington State’s long snapper over the last two seasons, Lucas Gravelle learned he wouldn’t be getting a scholarship his senior year.
“I knew I needed to make something happen,” said Gravelle. “I knew I deserved one.”
So Gravelle decided he would look for a new home in 2017, becoming instantly eligible as a graduate transfer.
On Friday he announced his decision. https://twitter.com/LucasGAthlete/status/842767155519139840
“TCU had me come out on an official visit, I just couldn’t pass up that opportunity after going there,” said Gravelle. “It was beautiful. It had both a neighborhood and city feel. I had some major freedom there.
“I know how it goes. The coaching will be different. The workouts will be different. But I think I will be able to adjust.”
TCU Director of Player Personnel Eric Russell spent three seasons as the special teams coach at Washington State before coming to TCU. While he and Gravelle had never met, the two were connected.
“I heard a lot about him,” said Gravelle. “He liked my film, they got me to visit and it worked out pretty good.”
Gravelle will hit campus in July.
“Coach Russell expects me to come in and be the guy,” said Gravelle. “We talk like I’m going to be the starter.”
Prior to Washington State, Gravelle spent two years (played just one) at Erie Community College.