Indiana hopes it found its dynamic playmaker of the future in Houma, Louisiana class of 2022 athlete/running back Jaylin Lucas.
Lucas has decommitted from Tulane and signed on Wednesday with Indiana.
Indiana lands Jaylin Lucas, one of the most electric athletes I've ever covered. pic.twitter.com/VKBvSvZZ6x
— Julie Boudwin (@Julie_Boudwin) December 15, 2021
After his family was displaced by Hurricane Ida, Lucas moved to New Orleans and played his senior season at Edna Karr High School where he returned four kicks for touchdowns as part of a state runner-up squad.
Lucas committed to Tulane over the summer but Indiana made a hard push after the season and landed the 5-foot-9 prospect who will likely serve as a scat back at the next level, where he can catch the ball out of the backfield or slot, run outside zone plays and jet sweeps, and return kicks.
A 3-star prospect, Lucas is ranked No. 886 overall and the No. 64 athlete according to the 247Sports Composite. Lucas’ brother Ja’Khi Douglas is a Florida State running back.
In addition to Tulane, Florida Atlantic and Louisiana Tech were involved late in his recruitment.
Lucas is Indiana’s 17th high school commit in the class of 2022.
To see Indiana’s class of 2022 signing day tracker, GO HERE.
— jaylin lucas (@jaylinlucas1) June 7, 2021
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