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CF.C TV: Big, athletic WSU verbal commit Abe Lucas says coaches envision a Madisonian path for him

SEATTLE -- Future Washington State lineman Abe Lucas was ready to talk a little football (and botany) Thursday in Seattle after his Archbishop Murphy High basketball team dropped a close one to rising 1A power Northwest. Lucas, who threw down both two- and one-handed dunks in the game, says Cougar coaches envision him following the bulk-up plan of another "undersized" in-state guy who is now a Pac-12 standout.

Like fourth-year Cougar junior right tackle Cole Madison -- a second-team All-America pick by Pro Football Focus this season -- Lucas is tall and athletic but will need to put on major weight before seeing the field as an offensive lineman.

The 6-8, 260-pound Lucas says coaches tell him Madison is the guy he reminds them of.

The 6-5 Madison was 270 pounds coming out of Kennedy Catholic in Burien in 2013. He actually spent a couple of days at slot receiver as a WSU freshman before moving to the OL, where he now checks in at 317 and has been an honorable mention all-Pac-12 pick two seasons in a row.

Lucas was a two-way standout this fall for Archbishop Murphy's undefeated, Class 2A state champions. He earned all-class All-State honors from the Seattle Times for his work on the offensive line. In hoops, heading into Thursday's game according to maxpreps.com, he was averaging a double-double with 17.3 ppg and 11.4 rpg along with 3.3 blocks.

Here's our full, two-minute interview with Lucas, who touches on the idea of playing defense end and more:


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