Running back Lucky Radley (5-10, 187, 4.43) from Agoura, Calif., first burst into the consciousness of recruitneks was when he was the starting middle linebacker for an Encino (Calif.) Crespi team that played Long Beach (Calif.) Poly.
For his sophomore and remember while playing as an undersized middle linebacker, Radley earned first-team all-state, first-team all-area, first-team all-league and first-team all-CIF.
While playing at his more natural running back, he still earned all-league and all-CIF (HM) after rushing for 1,020 yards and 23 touchdowns. Also proving that he's a threat out of the backfield, he hauled in 23 receptions for 261 yards and three receiving touchdowns.
It shouldn't surprise anyone why he is such a good football player. He has outstanding bloodlines as his uncle is former USC and NFL great, Curtis Conway.
On the recruiting trail, he has heard from most of the Pac 10 and even SEC schools; Alabama, Florida and LSU have sent Radley letters.
Radley has already attended one of UCLA's junior days and will be visiting the Westwood campus unofficially later this month.
Cross town rival USC has invited Radley to their Elite Junior Day on February 28th. He is also thinking about making the trek to Notre Dame for their junior day, too.
Radley recently went to the US Army All-American camp in January where he earned standout underclassman and first-team all-combine.
Taking nothing for granted the hardworking Radley will also attend the NIKE Camp, but he's not sure which one he will go to. Either the one in Los Angeles or Palo Alto. He is also planning on camping with both UCLA and USC.
In the weight room, Radley currently benches 295, squats 365 and has recorded a 36 vertical jump.
The scouting report on Radley is he's extremely quick and has outstanding change of direction. He tremendous balance and finishes his runs.
Even though he is only a junior in high school, Radley displays patience. He watches the play develop and then explodes into the hole. Like all good running backs, he has excellent vision. He is very fundamentally sound and intuitive on the field.
What is Radley looking for in a college?
"Academics will be first and foremost," Radley said. "Then I will look at the strength of the alumni's network. Then obviously the athletics, coaching and team tradition."