Top 3 for TE Luke Stocker?

Quite a bit has happened since Madison Southern tight end prospect Luke Stocker visited Louisville for the Cardinals spring game and InsidetheVille.com has the latest.

Since the start of the evaluation period - a time when college coaches can visit schools to watch practices and combines - Luke Stocker of Madison Southern (KY) High School has seen his stock rise.

The 6-foot-6, 225-pound tight end prospect watched his offer list grow as more coaches stop by his school.

"I have offers from Duke, NC State, Kentucky, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and of course Louisville," said Stocker, who also performs well as a defensive end. "Tennessee has told me that they like and have pretty much offered."

Stocker also stated that Clemson, Tennessee, NC State, Louisville and Wake Forest are among the schools that have stopped by Madison Southern. He has also spoken with a number of colleges, including Louisville's Greg Nord, who are allowed one phone call per prospect during the evaluation period.

"Coach Nord told me that they would give me an opportunity to see what position is best for me," explained Stocker, who had 38 catches for 378 yards on offense, while also totaling 12 sacks and 17 tackles for a loss from the end position. "He coaches the tight ends and he did say that he wants me to play on offense. He said that I'm a top priority and that makes me feel pretty good."

With his offer list certain to see continued growth, Stocker said that he remains open, but that three schools may have risen above the others.

"I'm in no rush to decide," he said. "Louisville, Tennessee and Clemson are three that I'm probably the most interested in right now, but they are all equal really."

While he may not decide until near the end of his senior season, he is sure about a few aspects that he's looking for in a college program.

"The coaching staff is important," he explained. "I want to be on a team that is high energy. Where things like practice are always upbeat."

Stocker plans on participating with his team at Louisville's upcoming 7-on-7 passing tournament, as well as Tennessee's senior camp.


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