April 5, 2006
Lucas' stock rising above the radar
Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward has a history of being a hot spot for college recruiters, and this year is no different. Leading the way is junior safety Nate Oliver already committed to Ohio State, along with fellow safety, Diauntae Morrow with multiple offers and about 10 - 15 other players that also have recruiters interested. Another who starting to draw more attention is 6-foot-2 and 230-pound middle linebacker, Jeff Lucas.
With a state championship as a possibility, along with increasing interest from recruiters, Lucas continues to work hard preparing for the upcoming season. "I sincerely feel that I will be one of the best middle linebackers in the state this year," declares Lucas, who has added 20 pounds since last football season.
With his additional weight, Lucas is looking to maintain or decrease his speed. "Right now I run a 4.7 forty and that's with the additional weight," declares Lucas. "I have gotten a little slower, so I'm working on that and I'm attending a speed training facility right now."
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