Attention is turning toward Luckett

There is no question that one of the most talented JUCO linebackers in the nation this year will be Mississippi Gulf Coast's Cavellis Luckett (6-1, 231). After a very productive freshman campaign this past fall, the gifted prospect has already been hearing from several schools and he updated JCFootball.com on where things are at so far this offseason...

"I don't have any offers yet, but I've been talking to Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Auburn so far," Luckett told JCFootball.com. "Auburn is the one that I've been talking to the most and they seem strongly interested in me, but so far it's all just been talking to coaches."

What has those four schools and likely more programs in the near future drooling is Luckett's ideal size, his legit 4.4 speed as well as his outstanding instincts as he posted 68 tackles, two sacks, nine tackles-for-loss and one interception while playing outside last season.

"I played mainly outside last year, but this year I'll move inside and play there primarily," Luckett said. "I actually prefer it inside just because it's easier to read the guards and then flow and make plays. I have the speed to pursue sideline-to-sideline and that's what I like to do anyway, so inside (linebacker) is what fits me well."

As a prep at Macomb (Ms.) High School, Luckett was recruited by several schools, but was unable to get a high enough test score to qualify, so he decided to enroll at MGCCC and see what he could accomplish.

"I checked out their academics and it was exactly what I was looking for," Luckett noted. "This place isn't just about football. It's about school and getting your degree and then you can focus on the football. That's what I liked about it and why I am very happy here."

Luckett has been on top of his coursework and is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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