“WSU was my top school ever since I visited. I just liked it down there and felt like that was where I needed to go,” said Lucas.
Lucas is ranked the No. 4 offensive tackle prospect in Washington and 18th in the West by Scout.com. He has plenty of room to pack on the bulk at 6-8, 260 pounds, saying WSU loves his body type and length.
“And I liked that they looked at me and saw my potential. They said they looked at how big my frame is, how tall I am, how big my feet are, how big my hands are, and they think they can do something with me. They said they’re going to get me bigger and turn me into a really good football player,” said Lucas.
“He let out a big yell,” said Lucas. “Coach Leach was excited too, he told me he can’t wait for me to get started.”
Lucas also said he was very much looking forward to tutoring under WSU offensive line coach Clay McGuire.
“I’m ready for it. I’m mentally prepared and ready to get after it. It should be a great experience,” said Lucas.
Lucas, who unofficially visited WSU in June, hopes to get over to Pullman again for a fall camp practice this month and is in the process of setting up his official visit date to Wazzu.
He chose WSU over offers from Oregon State, Wyoming and Idaho.
“I had great options and it took a while for me,” said Lucas. “I talked about with my family and in the end I just decided this was the right fit for me. This is the place I want to be at.
Lucas becomes the 14th member of Mike Leach’s 2017 recruiting class, joining WR Anthony White, CB Zaire Webb, safety Charles Watson, OL Alec Kuzmack, DT Lamonte McDougle, OL George Moore, CB George Hicks, WR Tyquez Hampton, RB Cyrus Habibi-Likio, WR Isaiah Hodgins, QB Connor Neville, OL Dontae Powell and CB/S Tayari Venable.
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