Jaylin Lucas is busy preparing for a breakout senior season. Those plans for the 2022 three-star running back prospect from Houma (La.) Terrebone High School will include a trip to Tallahassee later this week to participate in FSU’s Mega Camp.
Lucas, 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds, who is the younger brother of current Seminoles running back Ja’Khi Douglas, is feeling motivated this off-season. He is ranked the 107th-best ATH in the class of 2022 and the 46th-best overall prospect from Louisiana.
“I feel like I’m one of the best players in the class of 2022,” exclaimed Lucas. “I’m always going to play with a chip on my shoulder.”
Lucas, who was offered in January by FSU, also holds offers from Kansas, Memphis, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky, among others.
Of course, his older brother has been able to give Lucas a firsthand account of what life is like as a Seminole under Mike Norvell and what it is like to play in his offense.
“He tells me how he just loves it up there, and he loves how they play him,” said Lucas.
Lucas says FSU is recruiting him primarily as a running back but they also have talked to him about lining up at slot receiver and that just fine with him.
“Whatever I can do to help out the team, I’m willing to do it,” said Lucas.
Lucas believes his ability to change directions and move laterally are the strengths of his game but also said he has work to do on his route running as a receiver.
“All I have to do is fix the little things,” said Lucas.
Lucas does not have any dates set for official visits, but he does plan to use one of his five in Tallahassee. In addition to his unofficial visit to FSU, Lucas also plans to participate in camps or make unofficial visits to LSU, Georgia, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Memphis this summer.
As a junior this past season Lucas ran for 712 yards on 86 carries in a five-game season. He also had 174 receiving yards on 13 receptions. Lucas was also used as a punt and kickoff returner in 2020.