It didn’t quite turn out like Jeff Luc had planned but all is well now.
Luc was a big time recruit out of Port St. Lucie (Fla.) Treasure Coast in South Florida. He was a five-star prospect and the No. 2 middle linebacker in the country in the class of 2010. Luc could have practically named his school. In the end he picked Florida State but ended up elsewhere.
”I did two years at FSU,” Luc said. “But in the end I felt like I wasn’t a good fit for the program. I had to start over and find a new place and go from there so I transferred to Tennessee.
It was a good move for the 6-foot-0, 265-pound linebacker. He played well for the Bearcats and is now here in Mobile, Ala. for the Reese’s Senior Bowl. After sitting out the 2012 season he recorded 177 tackles and 16.5 tackles for a loss.
”Playing there at Cincinnati was an amazing experience for me,” Luc said. “Playing for coach [Tommy] Tuberville was terrific. He’s a good that has been there and done that. He doesn’t stress and just lets you play. The time I spent there was really good for me.”
Regardless of the path Luc finds himself in position for the next chapter of his life – the NFL. He’s happy about the opportunity to play in this event and getting ready for the pros.
”It’s a real blessing to be here and I am very thankful to Mr. [Phil] Savage and the people of the Senior Bowl,” Luc said. “To play with the best guys in football always makes you want to get better. Certainly there are things I know I have to get better at. I need to continue to work on my flexibility and my hands on the field. I know I need to get better.”Related stories: NFL Rosters Breakdown Series
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