For Abraham Lucas, a three-star prospect out of Everett's Archbishop Murphy High, things couldn’t have gone better during his weekend official visit to Pullman.
“I loved it,” Lucas told CF.C. “I really liked the hospitality they showed my family and I. I like that the coached really care about the athletes. They have a zero tolerance policy for messing up. They really crack down on everyone, which is good.”
Lucas' parents came with him on the unofficial. The 6-8, 270-pounder holds offers from WSU, Oregon State, Wyoming and Idaho. Although he didn’t commit to the Cougars over the weekend, he said the visit certainly opened his eyes quite a bit.
“It definitely raised my interest in them (WSU),” he said. ‘I met with Coach (Eric) Mele Mele and Coach (Jack) Taylor. They told me all of the great things about WSU and how it’s a college town and everyone knows your name over there. I like the fact that it’s close to home too, so if my parents wanted to come see my play, they could drive over for the games.
“The campus is awesome, too. I like how it’s a big school, but it’s not all over the place. It’s compact and close, so it’s easier to get around. There were definitely a few times during my trip where I felt like I could live there (Pullman) for the next four years.”
Lucas is planning on returning to Washington State this fall for an official visit. He said he’s also planning on tripping to Oregon State this summer and Wyoming sometime in September.
“Washington State is recruiting me as an offensive tackle and they need athletes to block for all of their passing situations,” he said. “There will be a lot of times where it’s one on one and a defender will try and get by me. I’m athletic and I know I can block well. I like their offense a lot.”
Lucas is ranked the No. 4 offensive tackle in Washington and the 102nd OT in the nation by Scout.com. He said he's hoping to make his college commitment by sometime in September.