Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Marcus Lucas





MARCUS LUCAS



Fr., WR, 6-5, 205, Liberty, Mo. (Liberty HS)

One of the top playmakers in the Midwest who is considered a smooth pass catcher with an ability to consistently make acrobatic plays and use his height to outmaneuver opponents for the ball … Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Missouri, and as the No. 25 wide receiver in the nation … Tom Lemming considers him the nation’s No. 9 wide receiver prospect, while putting him as the No. 93 player in the country at any position … Scout.com ranks him as the nation’s No. 15 wide receiver, while ESPN rates puts him at No. 38 at the position nationally … Was selected to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Game in January, along with fellow 2010 Mizzou signee Nick Demien … A two-time 1st-Team All-State wide receiver who was awarded each of his last two years with the Otis Taylor Award for the best receiver in the Kansas City metro area … Played as a marked man during his senior season, but still managed to catch 38 passes as a for 819 yards and 9 touchdowns, and as a junior, tallied 58 receptions for 1,176 yards and 18 scores … Caught 32 passes for 572 yards and 9 TDs during his sophomore season … In addition to his football exploits, was also a standout in basketball and track and field for Liberty High … High school coach – Joel Wells … Mother – Monique Lucas, who lettered for Mizzou’s women’s basketball team from 1986-89 … Interested in studying either business or sports medicine at Mizzou … Lists hobbies as sports and being around family and friends … Chose Mizzou over Oklahoma, Nebraska, Iowa, UCLA, Kansas, Tennessee, Stanford and Arkansas, among many others, and says that it was the strong family atmosphere in the Mizzou program which was a major appeal.