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Class 2012: Lucas Machado to continue defensive brilliance at Manitoba (Video)
Class 2012: Lucas Machado to continue defensive brilliance at Manitoba (Video)admin0 Comments
Today, CFC shines the spotlight on Class 2012 defensive end and recent University of Manitoba commit, Lucas Machado. Lucas has played the duration of his career in his native province.
6’3, 230 lbs
St. Paul’s Crusaders (high school: WHSFL)
University of Manitoba
As a defensive star, Lucas has excelled on the field in his home province of Manitoba. Not only has he shown his defensive talents with the Crescentwood Grizzlies football organization, but the defensive end has represented the province as a member of Team Manitoba at the 2011 Football Canada Cup in Lethbridge, Alberta.
During his high school football career with the St. Paul’s Crusaders of the Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL), Lucas experienced a unique, yet special moment. It took place at the 2011 ANAVETS AAA Bowl championship game.
“My most memorable football experience was by far putting the cap on an undefeated season going 10-0 in this past year,” comments the Crusaders defensive standout of his experience. “Our team really rallied together and left everything on the field and we came out victorious.”
“Scoring an interception (30 yard) at a key point in the game just put some icing on the cake.”
Additionally, Lucas has been selected twice as a WHSFL all-star (2010, 2011). With the Crusaders, the defensive standout was as a team captain.
When the defensive end was in deliberations about what school he wanted to commit to for next season, there were two things he considered: which defensive system he would best fit in and where the greatest chance was for him to win a national championship.
In the end, the University of Manitoba proved to be that perfect fit for Lucas.
“My goal is to help the Manitoba Bisons be the best football team possible,” explains the future Bisons player of his decision. “Whether that’s on the field, in the classroom and in film, or watching from the sidelines, I want to help this team in any way I can.”
Another decisive factor for Lucas was the opportunity to stay home.
“I also decided to stay in Manitoba because of my family,” adds Lucas. “My family has always been my biggest supporters and fan base, and without them I really feel like my performance on the field would suffer.”
“Staying at home in Winnipeg would allow my family to come to as many games as they could, and enjoy game days in the new stadium.”
The recruiting efforts by the Bisons’ coaching staff sold Lucas on his decision.
“I decided to commit to the Bisons because of the terrific job Coach Dobie and his supporting staff did on recruiting me,” says the defensive star. “They were always straight up and honest about every question I had to ask, and were very good with my family in addressing any concerns and questions that they had also.”
While he attends the University of Manitoba, Lucas would like to either study education with a specialization in English or business so he can work alongside his father as a stock broker.
Video of Lucas’s Football Highlights:
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