JUCO TE sets Louisville visit

Tight ends are a mystery at times. The famous ones are known for catching passes, but in running schemes tight ends are invaluable as edge blockers who can seal off a linebacker or handle a defensive end on stretch plays. One of the best combo tight ends in the JC ranks this year is Ellsworth TE Luke Brocka (6-5, 235) and he updated JCFootball.com recently on his season and recruiting so far.

"We don't throw the ball a lot so I don't have many stats," Brocka said. "I have 11 catches for 180 yards and three touchdowns though and my coaches said I'm a really good blocker so they like to use me that way too."

Brocka has ideal size and hands to go along with excellent speed (4.65) and strength (13 reps of 225 pounds), but it's his determination that gets him by on a play-by-play basis. Brocka attended North Butler High School in Greene, Iowa and knew early on in the recruiting process he wouldn't be able to qualify.

"The coaches here were really nice and it was really close to home so I just decided to come here," Brocka said. "I also liked how they threw to the tight end here and I've been happy with how they've helped me get better as a player and a student as well."

On the recruiting front, Brocka has two visits set and is hearing from several other schools who may be close to offering.

"No one's offered yet, but the two I have visits set up with told me that when I get there I will probably have one waiting for me," Brocka said. "I'm going to be in Iowa next Saturday (10/27) for their game against Michigan State and then I have a trip set to Louisville on November 28th.

"Texas A&M was talking to me quite a bit, but I haven't heard from them lately and then Kansas and Oklahoma State have been talking to me about visits."

Brocka will graduate in December and will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.


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