Some of the top programs across the country are lining up for the services of the No. 1 player in the state of Arizona. Cole Luke (Chandler, AZ/Hamilton) has rare man-to-man coverage skills that college defensive coordinators crave. The Wolverines are one of the programs that caught Luke’s attention, following their scholarship offer back in February.
“Michigan has been recruiting me pretty hard,” said Luke. “They are a great school and have a great football program, so why wouldn’t I be interested in them you know. Michigan has produced players like Charles Woodson, who I really look up to. I know that they have a good coaching staff because of what Michigan did last year so that’s what really stands out to me about them.”
The 6-foot-0, 170-pound Luke recently spoke with Wolverine tight ends coach Dan Ferringo, who is in charge of his recruitment.
I just talked to Coach Ferringo last night,” Luke began. We talked about their spring practices and a lot of small stuff. He said that they really want me because of my play making abilities. We are just trying to get to know each other so it’s cool because our talks aren’t so serious. He tells me about the things Michigan has to offer.”
So far, Luke has scheduled unofficial visits to the University of Texas this weekend and to Oklahoma on April 14th.
“I’m excited about those visits because they are two big time programs,” said Luke. “Texas hasn’t offered yet but I hope they do and Oklahoma has shown me a lot of love, they have a great program as well. I want to set up a visit to Michigan later on this spring or in the summer.”
Luke mentioned Washington, Notre Dame, and Nebraska as teams that could also get a visit from him.
As Luke takes in his unofficial visits, there are a few things he will be looking at in a future program.
“I’m just looking for good football team, someone who basically leads their conference,” said Luke. “I want to be coached well and it would be nice to go somewhere I have a shot to get on the field early. I want to be somewhere I can feel comfortable at for four years.”
As a junior, Luke recorded 63 tackles, six interceptions, and 12 pass breakups, resulting in first team all-state honors.
Luke is ranked as the 67th best player in the Top247, making him a four-star cornerback. He holds a 247Sports rating of 95, as the 5th ranked corner in the country.