Abraham Lucas, all 6-foot-8 and 260 pounds of him, has officially signed a letter of intent to play football at Washington State University.
You might have heard of Lucas before. If not, you certainly heard about the team he played for. The one that was mentioned on Jimmy Kimmel Live because of how bad they were beating teams. The one that no other team wanted to play, and won five games because of forfeits. The Washington 2A state champions, Archbishop Murphy.
Lucas was a big (pun very much intended) part of why Archbishop Murphy had so much success, and falls into the prototypical Mike Leach offensive lineman — big, long and athletic.
While there are no offensive stats for Lucas (high schools don’t often keep OL stats in general), the young man sure made up for it on defense. Playing along the defensive line, Lucas racked up a total of 15 sacks in just eight games.
The Everett native committed to Washington State back in early August, and picked the Cougs over reported offers from Oregon State and Wyoming. Since then, he has seen interest from other schools, including Cal (which appeared to be a serious contender after the hire of former Eastern Washington head coach, Beau Baldwin).
According to 247 Sports, Lucas is the No. 50-ranked offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 overall ranked recruit in all of Washington.
Lucas finishes blocks. Being “nasty” is one of the most notable trends in Leach/McGuire offensive line recruits. Lucas is excellent off the snap in run blocking, engages well and drives with high intensity. Available video is a little light on vertical drop pass protection but he appears to have great footwork and does a good job at staying busy during a play. Though a bit lighter than typical OL recruits under Leach, Lucas has the athleticism to maintain his agility through a necessary weight gain. His footwork and speed project well for an offensive tackle, similar in skillset to Andre Dillard.
- Brian Anderson
247 Sports: ★★★
Hometown: Everett, Washington
Weight: 260 pounds
And for what it’s worth, here are his very impressive junior year basketball highlights.