2007 CU Prospect: LB Luke Diehl

Arguably the top linebacker prospect in Colorado this year will be Luke Diehl from Douglas County High School. Diehl will be the third brother to go division one in his family. His brother Adam is a defensive end at Wyoming and his brother Ross is a linebacker at Kansas State. The youngest Diehl already has two written offers and many more will be coming.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
40 time: 4.59
Bench: 310
Squat: 545
Clean: 330
Vertical: 29"
From: Castle Rock, Colorado
High School: Douglas County

As a junior, Luke Diehl was named first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state.

"I hit hard and I am aggressive," Diehl says. "I have good speed and I flow to the ball."

He plays middle linebacker for his squad and says that is where colleges are recruiting him at as of right now. "I have offers from Kansas State and Colorado State. Wyoming has given me a verbal offer that I've had since my sophomore year."

His oldest brother, Adam, is a senior defensive end in Laramie. His brother, Ross, will be a red-shirt freshman linebacker in Manhattan. "I was shocked when Kansas State offered me because they never even spoke to my brother about me so he also had no idea they were going to offer."

The Wildcats, Rams, Cowboys, and in-state Buffaloes are looking good for him, early. "I will consider whoever comes and recruits me. I think I would like to stay pretty close to home if I can, but I will look around."

Despite his close proximity to the CU campus, Diehl says he has never been to Boulder. "We are about 45 minutes away from Boulder and I have never been there for anything. Colorado is in the Big 12 and Steven (Fendry) and Eric (Lawson) just went there and they are real good friends of mine. Like I said, I want to stay closer to home, if possible. I have always been a fan of CU and CSU."

Douglas County Head Coach Jeff Ketron says of Diehl, "He is just like his brothers. He is a big, fast, sideline-to-sideline linebacker. He is stronger and faster than either of them were at this point."

Ketron also says that he and CU coach Dan Hawkins have had conversations about his players for next year so Colorado is well aware of Diehl.

As of now, the linebacker plans on going to Kansas State's spring game and Colorado State's spring game and junior day.

He carries a 3.4 core GPA and will take the SAT in April. He is unsure of what he will major in.

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