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Coach | 2022 Notre Dame CB Target Jeadyn Lukus "Wants To Be Great"

September 24, 2020

Jeadyn Lukus‍ has the physical tools necessary to play at the highest level of college football, that much is clear. But it’s the other aspects of the 2022 South Carolina cornerback’s profile that standout to his defensive coordinator/secondary coach at Mauldin High School.

“He’s very, very coachable,” Mauldin assistant Kevin Washington says first when asked about Lukus. “He’s a smart kid. He wants to be great, so he’s self-motivated. He comes from a great, great family background. He was taught at a young age to receive coaching and be allowed to be coached.

“Besides his extraordinary talent, keeping him grounded at such a young age has definitely helped him out in his young career. You mix coaching with God-gifted athletic ability and you have a true weapon.”

Not surprisingly, he’s understated off the field.

“Jeadyn is very, very quiet,” his coach says. “He’s a great teammate. Obviously, he’s a kid, so he has fun with his teammates and loves his brothers.”

With dozens of scholarship offers from schools like Notre Dame, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Auburn, South Carolina, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Florida State, Mississippi State and Ole Miss among several others, that humility has been helpful.

Of course, without the physical tools, the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder’s offer sheet wouldn’t be nearly as impressive in the first place.

“Jeadyn can jump out of the gym,” Washington says. “He’s as fast as anybody on the field – to be honest with you, he’s the fastest person on the field whenever he steps on the field. His catching ability, the ball just finds a way to stick to his hands whenever it’s thrown up, it’s Odell-ish. He’s a unique talent.”

The Notre Dame offer was one that caught everybody’s attention.

“Everybody knows about Notre Dame down here in the state of South Carolina,” Washington says. “You’ve had Troy Pride, he’s a South Carolinian, a standout from Greer. He just got drafted in the fifth or sixth round by the Carolina Panthers.

“Notre Dame is definitely a prestigious school and we’re definitely well aware of Notre Dame, a great, well-coached football team. It’s a big deal, it’s an honor to have any of these scholarships, but Notre Dame definitely sticks out.”

Lukus will be taking a comprehensive look at all of his options before choosing a college.

“He’s going to look at every school and evaluate and see what’s best for him at the end of the day. I don’t think it’s necessarily about location or how far. It’s more about does it fit him. That’s the most important part.”

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