Southern Miss grabs Bama OLB

The Golden Eagles have picked up a verbal commitment from linebacker Jamal Lucas (Hoover, Ala.), multiple sources report.

Mississippi State, South Alabama and UAB also offered the 5-foot-11, 204-pound prospect.

Lucas showed well on the combine circuit, as he ran a 4.77 40-yard dash, a 4.41 short shuttle and had a 32.6-inch vertical leap.