LSU hoping for good "Luck"

Andrew Luck, a 6-3, 210 lb. quarterback from Houston, caught the eyes of the LSU coaching staff last fall, when he threw for 2,900 yards and 27 touchdowns during his junior season at Stratford High School.

Luck was named the offensive MVP in district 19-5A for his efforts during the 2006 season, and has begun to rake in the letters from colleges throughout the country seeking his services at the next level of play.


"I've gotten letters from a bunch of schools," said Luck, who recently checked in at No. 4 in's Early Top 100 in Texas. "There are probably about 15-20 places that I'm interested in.  I haven't really talked to many coaches yet; I'm just getting the stuff in the mail.  I'm trying not to get too involved in the whole recruiting process right now."


So far, Luck claims scholarship offers from a handful of schools; including Baylor, the University of Houston, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Texas A&M, and Nebraska, among others, and will likely receive more offers over the next few months.


The quarterback was also extended an invitation by the Tiger staff to attend LSU's junior day this weekend but he will not be able to attend.


"I'm not going to be able to make it to Baton Rouge because I already committed to going to junior day at Texas, and they conflicted," he said. "LSU is a school I'm interested in but I gave Texas my word that I'd be there."


Andrew's father, Oliver Luck, played his college ball at West Virginia and then went on to spend several years in the NFL. He said that he is well aware of what to expect from the recruiting process and knows what he needs to pay special attention to.


"I want to go somewhere with great coaches and tradition, location isn't really a factor because I'm used to moving around," stated Andrew. "Academics are also a big thing because I've got to have something to do after football."


Another factor Luck is looking into at his prospective schools is the style of offense they run, saying that he prefers to be a drop back quarterback in the pocket rather than a runner.


"I know I need to get a little faster," he said. "That's one thing I'm going to be working on during the off season is lowering my forty which is a 4.7 right now."


Also a member of the Stratford basketball team, Luck said that he has now focused his attention on football since round ball season ended last week.


"We got beat out of the playoffs last week," he told Tiger Rag. "Now its football season so I want to start working out hard and hopefully get up to 220 pounds before next season. I also want to get stronger and work on my footwork."

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