Agoura Hills (Calif.) Agoura three-star athlete Lucky Radley doesn't need luck to show college coaches he's a darned good football player. He just puts on the tape and shows them why he rushed for 1,113 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior.
The tape also shows 60 tackles, nine sacks and one interception.
Numbers like that helped him early early scholarship offers from San Diego State and Utah State. The Aztecs and Aggies were joined recently by Iowa State and Eastern Michigan.
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"I'm really pumped up about these two new offers," Radley, who is 5-foot-10 and 184 pounds, said. "I know at Iowa State they have some great facilities. They have a new indoor practices facility. I saw pictures of it on their Web site, and it's a total football town. They're in the Big 12, and it's a pretty tough conference."
Chris Ash is recruiting him for the Cyclones, and he's made a nice impression so far.
"He actually came by the school and watched me at track practice," Radley said. "He's been showing me a lot of interest. He e-mailed me and then I've called to talk to him on the phone. He's going to have the head coach talk with me here to officially offer me a scholarship."
The offer from Eastern Michigan has also caught his eye – mainly because of the efforts of former NFL running back and Michigan superstar Tyrone Wheatley, who is an assistant on the Eastern staff now.
"Of all the coaches recruiting me, coach Wheatley and I have the best relationship," Radley said. "We talk a lot. He's a really cool guy. I even got to talk to his wife."
Radley said he doesn't remember Wheatley as a player in the NFL and at Michigan, but his brother reminds him all the time about his accolades.
"My brother had his Raider jersey," Radley said. "At first I wasn't sure it was the same guy, but we quickly figured out it was, and that was really cool."
Radley said he's got family in the Detroit area, so a visit to both Iowa State and Eastern Michigan could be in the works this summer. Other schools like Cal, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, USC, Tennessee, UCLA and other Pac 10 programs are showing interest.