For the third time in as many days, Washington State has added a touted prospect to their 2017 recruiting class as Seattle, Wash. offensive lineman Abraham Lucas has verbally committed to play for the Cougars at the next level.
Abraham, listed at a massive 6-foot-8, 260-pounds, picked Washington State over scholarship offers from Oregon State and Wyoming and becomes the second in-state verbal commitment for the Cougars in the current recruiting cycle.
"Man, I'm in shock," Abraham, who unofficially visited in June, tweeted. "I would've never thought that one day I would be blessed by God with the opportunity to play college football. First off, I would like to thank God for opening up so many doors for me though this game. Without Him nothing is possible.
"Secondly, I would like to tahnk all the coaches and schools that took their time to recruit me. I would also like to thank my high school coaches for teaching me so much about this game and for helping me to improve every day. Last, but most importantly, I would like to thank my family, especially my momma and my pops, for doing all they can to provide for me and support me through everything I do.
"So, without further ado, I am so very proud and happy to announce that I am committing to Washington State University #GoCougs."
Lucas, listed as a defensive end by several recruiting outlets, was courted by area recruiter Eric Mele, as well as offensive line coach Clay McGuire, and is expected to play offensive line at the next level. Lucas has that long, athletic frame the WSU staff covets on the recruiting trail, and has the ability to easily add much more solid weight.
Lucas becomes verbal commitment No. 14 and the fourth offensive lineman in Washington State's current recruiting class, which you can view below. They're sneaking into top-30 overall class territory with Lucas in the fold.