Since the Texas Longhorns still have not landed a defensive end in the 2016 recruiting class, the staff has been scouring the country for likely targets, resulting in a Tuesday offer for Elmore (Ala.) Edgewood Academy's Kelvin Lucky, according to multiple reports.
To say that Lucky is a raw, under-the-radar prospect is probably an understatement -- the Nigerian native didn't play his first football game until this fall, but has been productive as a defensive end and a tight end for Edgewood Academy despite his inexperience.
Still unrated by the services, Lucky is variously listed as 6'6 and between 228 pounds and 240 pounds with a 4.6 40-yard dash and 83-inch wingspan.
Prior to Vanderbilt offering several weeks ago, no other Power 5 programs had offered Lucky, meaning that Texas is the first truly national school to do so, though a number of others could and likely will quickly join the fray.
Though Lucky doesn't project as a likely early contributor because he is so raw, his athleticism immediately jumps off the film and he even shows some natural punch as a defensive end that is clearly aided by his unusually long wingspan. His first step is excellent, he has the range to make plays outside the hash, and he has room for error because it's so difficult to get outside the reach of his arms once he gets into the vicinity.
Whether Lucky ends up playing defensive end or tight end in college, there's true NFL potential there assuming that he can even come close to maximizing the remarkable physical tools that he possesses.