March 17, 2009

Have the Bucks offered Luc?

Every year in the world of recruiting there are a few players that have film that just make everyone stop down and take notice. Port St. Lucie (Fla.) Treasure Coast linebacker Jeff Luc is one of those players and there is little doubt why the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder is one of those players and rated accordingly. The Buckeyes have gotten into the mix with the five-star linebacker and join a list of offers from across the nation.

Luc confirmed to BuckeyeGrove.com via text message on Tuesday morning that he holds an Ohio State offer, one of more than 30 offers received by Luc to date. The nation's No. 10 player recorded 125 tackles, nine sacks and forced four fumbles in 2008 and was named to the third team of Class 5A all-Florida defense.

Many schools are looking at Luc to play the MIKE linebacker position and it is obvious that the nation's top linebacking prospect has the skills to lock down the middle of the field for wherever he decides to advance his game at the next level.

Luc has admitted in previous interviews that distance is not a factor in his decision making process thus opening up more of a national search that has brought schools like Southern Cal, Notre Dame and now even Ohio State into the mix for the Floridian.

The Buckeyes have had a stellar recruiting haul at the linebacker position over the past couple of recruiting classes and if Ohio State were able to steal Luc away from the rest of the nation it would be considered a major recruiting coup.

In a previous interview with USCFootball.com Luc's recruiting coordinator, Aaron Shepard touched upon depth charts and other factors that are important to Jeff.

"Tradition and finding a place that feels like home are factors," Shepard said in a March 12th interview. "Depth chart isn't really something he's looking at because he's a competitor. If you're a competitor, you're going to play. Early playing time won't sway him because he's a competitor and if he's given a chance, he feels like he'll play."

BuckeyeGrove.com will catch up with Luc himself Tuesday afternoon or evening to go more in depth about his Ohio State offer, what he is looking for personally in a school and where his recruitment is standing at this point.


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