2024 RB/LB Chase Lucas is looking to prove himself at NextGen's The Show | Youth1

2024 RB/LB Chase Lucas is looking to prove himself at NextGen's The Show

Chase Lucas is one of the best players from the Savannah, GA area in the Class of 2024. 

The 5-foot-3, 145-pound Lucas, who attends Calvary Day School, is a dynamic player that works as a running back and linebacker. 

Lucas recently earned an invitation to participate in NextGen's invite-only main event, The Show based on his stellar showing at the NextGen Atlanta Regional Showcase. 

“It felt really good to get an invite that let me know I’m one of the best and my work has paid off,” Lucas said.

This will be Lucas’ first time competing at The Show and he’s excited to leave a positive impression. 

“I have not been to The Show before. I’m thinking it’s going to be fun,” Lucas said. “I’m looking forward to going against some of the best to prove I got what it takes to be one of the best.”

Lucas describes his biggest strengths. 

“When I’m on the field I can think quick on the field and think about what I’m going to do before I do it,” Lucas said. 

Lucas explains why he’s drawn to the running back and linebacker positions. 

“Everybody always looks for the running back and then they see me and watch me so I’m getting recognized for something that I’m good at,” Lucas said. “When I’m playing linebacker I just like to hit people really hard.”

Lucas has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the gridiron. Lucas tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.

“My favorite part of football is scoring touchdowns and people yelling my name,” Lucas said. 

Lucas is pleased with his progress but refuses to allow complacency to set in. Lucas is on the grind to perfect and hone his craft in any way possible. 

“I want to get faster and improve my catching to the highest level I can. For the next level I want to get faster by high school. I want to run a 4.8 freshman year then when I hit that goal to go down .4 or 3 seconds,” Lucas said. “I think I’m getting better every day and I think I’m getting smarter on the field and you need to be smart on the field to be good and think quick.”

Lucas outlines what’s upcoming on his agenda. 

“I’m doing camps and summer 7v7 and just trying to get better and keep grinding and just training and learning new things every day,” Lucas said. “I’ve had success this season in padded football. This is by far my best season I’ve ever had and I plan on getting stronger and faster.”

Lucas patterns his play after these emerging running backs.  

“I would compare myself to Todd Gurley at times on the field because I can be patient and look for a opening,” Lucas said .”Or I can be a reving back and I can turn on the jets like Sony Michel.”

Lucas is ready to seize the moment and make a name for himself at The Show. 

“I love the competition and I’m thrilled to be selected for The Show,” Lucas said. “To me it says that I’m one of the best in the nation and I’m excited.”

 

Article written by Rolando Rosa.

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