Terrebonne’s Jaylin Lucas commits to Tulane football for 2022

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Terrebonne athlete Jaylin Lucas announced Thursday a verbal commitment to play football at Tulane in 2022.

Lucas (5-9, 175), the Bayou Region’s offensive player of the year last season, had more than two dozen Division I offers, including recent offers from Florida State, Indiana, Louisville, Vanderbilt and Maryland.

Lucas has been an all-purpose threat for the Tigers in his career, earning Class 5A all-state honors as a kick returner as a junior. He averaged more than 200 all-purpose yards per game in 2020, mostly at running back, after primarily playing at wide receiver in 2019.

Lucas was clocked in 4.4 in the 40-yard dash at a camp on Tulane’s campus last month.

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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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