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Maurice Lucas Still a Wildcat?
Posted Dec 1, 2004
In the world of recruiting, it is not uncommon for recruits to commit to one school before changing their mind and committing elsewhere- which is exactly what happened with Aurora Colorado star Maurice Lucas. The first player to commit to the University of Colorado this year, Maurice had a change of heart and changed his commit to Kansas State and Coach Snyder. With an unofficial visit to Boulder in early November, many are left wondering if Maurice is still a Kansas State commit?
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In the world of recruiting, it is not uncommon for recruits to commit to one school before changing their mind and committing elsewhere- which is exactly what happened with Aurora Colorado star
. The first player to commit to the University of Colorado this year, Maurice had a change of heart and changed his commit to
and Coach Snyder. With an unofficial visit to Boulder in early November, many are left wondering if Maurice is still a Kansas State commit?
The four star Defensive End that some say is the best the State of Colorado has to offer has since had another change of heart and is currently in the process of “finding the right place, a place where he feels the most comfortable” according to his father, David Lucas. So exactly where does that currently leave the Wildcats?
“He has not been to Boulder yet for an official. He had a real good visit to Manhattan and we were impressed with what we saw and heard.”
As was reported previously, Maurice was set to take a visit to Boulder at the end of November and then make a decision this past Sunday, having visited both Boulder and Manhattan. That has not happened as “the visit to Boulder has been pushed back.”
Currently, Maurice will take that visit to Boulder on the eleventh of December and from there will sit down with his father and make a decision.
“As it stands Maurice is kinda undecided right now. I think I would have to put him in the category of undecided right now. We had a wonderful visit there this past month. We met the entire coaching staff and we were pretty impressed. The visit went really well, we had a really good visit to Manhattan and met with the coaching staff and were pretty impressed. K-State is a great place. K-State is a great place to be and they have a great program” said David Lucas.
As for when a decision will be made?
“We are just looking for the Boulder visit as the last item right now. Once we take to official to Boulder we are going to sit down and make a decision. I am going to draw up a matrix for Maurice with the pluses of both schools and weigh those. There are a lot of things that are not about football. Both programs are Division I programs but there is so much that goes into this that is not about football. Education is very important to us and obviously what the coaching staff does with your son away from football.”
At 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, Lucas is a pass rushing Defensive end at this stage, with great speed off the edge and a frame that will allow for growth. The Cats are recruiting him at rush end and the battle for his signature is strictly between Kansas State and Colorado at this point.
Although some schools like
have recently expressed interest in Maurice, his father said it is a two school race for his son’s signature.
Right now it is only K-State and Colorado. I know some other schools have expressed interest recently but it really is just down to those schools and we are looking forward to sitting down and letting Maurice make his decision."
Clearly this recruiting race is a fluid situation that is apt to change and the visit to Boulder will go a long way in deciding if this recruit remains a Wildcat or becomes a Buff.
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