A player starting to pick up steam on the recruiting front is 2017 Archbishop Murphy (Everett, Wa.) OL/DL Abraham Lucas. He already had one FBS offer, but on Wednesday he added his first Power 5 offer.
“Washington State has offered me,” Lucas told Northwest Elite Index. “They came by my school today and offered.
“They said they liked my film and that they see me playing offensive line.”
The Cougars are the second school to offer Lucas, joining Wyoming in that respect.
“(Wyoming) said that they liked how I was able to run and pursue to the ball and how I accelerate and then he said that they were gonna offer me a full ride,” Lucas said.
In addition to the two offers, Lucas has also been hearing from Washington, Eastern Washington, Air Force and Portland State.
As far as camps are concerned, Lucas plans to hit several, hoping to show coaches what he can do while also facing some of the top competition in the region at the May Madness event on May 15th and the Nike Regional event at the end of the month and he also would like to hit the Washington camp and the Northwest Elite camp in early June.
As a junior last season, Lucas totaled 36 tackles, 15 tackles-for-loss, six sacks and a fumble recovery while helping to lead the Wildcats to a 12-1 record and a berth in the State 2A semi-finals.
“For a guy my size im pretty fast,” Lucas said. “I’m also very long and after the ball is snapped I take a couple of position steps and then I’ll pursue the ball-carrier and finish the play.”
This offseason, Lucas has been looking to add size and strength and also get two aspects that will help him be much harder to handle on defense.
“I’m working a lot on my get off and my strike and I want to get up to about 275 pounds before the start of my season,” Lucas added.
With his size and productivity, Lucas is a very intriguing prospect and he’s been blowing up this spring once schools have gotten a chance to get a look at his junior film and see him do some work in person.
He said he’s not close to making a decision and said he feels like he’s close to more offers, so he’s happy to wait and see what develops.
NEI will have more on Lucas in the coming weeks and months as he continues to work his way through the recruiting process and we’ll update news on him as it happens.