Profile - Luke Elder
LaGrange, Georgia is the home of Luke Elder, one of the state's top offensive linemen. Friday Elder made the trip to Atlanta to get his first in-depth look at Georgia Tech. Elder left with a better understanding of the school but he also got a surprise when he got home.
Luke made the trip with his parents and sister. Luke has driven by Georgia Tech several times but had never been on campus. “The visit opened my eyes about Tech.” Elder was impressed with the academic support the school gives its student-athletes. Elder hopes to return to see more of the school.
Elder was impressed with what he learned about the engineering programs. He also liked what he saw from the facilities. “They have some excellent football facilities.” He hopes to see more of the facilities on his next visit as he didn't get to see everything in-depth as he would as he wanted.
The coaches let Elder know that they were impressed with his footwork. Luke spent most of his time with offensive line Coach Mike Sewak. Coach Sewak let Luke know that his 6’5”-285 frame is what they are looking for in a lineman and that they would like to see him work more on his explosiveness off the line.Coach Johnson and Coach Sewak talked to Luke about the position they are looking for him to play. The coaches told Luke that they feel that guard is an important part of the offense line and that is where he wants me to play. "However, left tackle is where I play in high school but I think I can be very good at guard and will play whatever position the coaches want me to play.”
Luke called Tech after the visit to let them know that he liked the trip. He was rewarded with an offer. Luke was invited back and plans to return for Junior Day as well as spring practice. He hopes to spend the night on one of the visits.
The offer from Tech brings his offer total to ten. “Georgia Tech, Tulane, Georgia Southern, Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Cal are the ones I recall right now."