There is a running back in Southern California that has a great nose for the end zone. He is a double threat back who can run and catch. He is also a solid blocker when he wants to be. This lucky running back is a member of the preliminary Rivals 100 team.
The running back with the smooth moves is Marlon Lucky (6-0, 202, 4.45) from North Hollywood, Calif.
Lucky was selected all-league, all-city and was team MVP as a junior. He rushed for 1,778 yards and scored 28 rushing touchdowns. He is also a very adept receiver out of the backfield. Lucky caught 14 passes for 219 yards, averaging 15.6 yards per catch and two touchdowns.
Lucky also returned one kickoff for a touchdown.
USC and Washington have already sent Lucky handwritten letters. Arizona, Oregon, Cal, Florida State, LSU, and Wisconsin have all expressed interest in the talented running back from North Hollywood.
There is another school that Lucky would love to hear from but hasn’t as of yet and that is Tennessee.
Lucky who is originally from Dallas, Texas has always loved the Vols and Tennessee has always been his dream school.
What is Lucky looking for in a college?
“Area will be important,” Lucky said. “Fan support, good weather and stability in the football program will all be considerations.”
North Hollywood head coach Brad Ratcliff thinks the world of his young running back both as a football player and as a person.
“There are some running backs that may have a faster 40 time,” Ratcliff said. “But Marlon plays at the same speed as he is timed in. It makes no difference if he’s in shorts or pads.”
“Marlon is a winner,” Ratcliff said. “Whenever the game is on the line, he’s money.”
“Marlon is a capable blocker,” Ratcliff said. “He is working hard on getting better.”
The scouting report on Lucky is he’s a great combo in the style of former USC and Kansas City Chief great Marcus Allen.
“I think Marlon is more like Marcus because he is a great pass receiver as well as a fine running back,” Ratcliff said.