While some recruits headed to Baton Rouge for the weekend still trying to decide which school they planned to sign with on National Signing Day, Luke Muncie wasn’t one of them.
Muncie, a 6-foot-3, 225-pounder with 4.6 speed, committed to LSU in April when he made an unofficial visit to check out the Tigers’ spring game. Since then, the three-star outside linebacker had made several trips to his future home.
This weekend, Muncie made the trek from Spring, Texas once again and he got a closer look at the place he will call home for the next four or five years.
“It was fun,” Muncie said of his official visit. “There were a lot of people around and we had a good time hanging out with everybody. I also got a more in-depth look at the school and saw a lot more of what it will be like to be a student-athlete and not just an athlete.”
Muncie got a good dose of the academic tours as well as tours of the athletic facilities during his stay. He also spent plenty of time with his future teammates including his player-host Josh Dworaczyk and fellow 2010 commitment Houston Bates.
Amongst the other activities that Muncie enjoyed were several meetings with the coaches including head coach Les Miles and defensive coordinator John Chavis, who will also serve as Muncie’s position coach.
“We talked for a while and they told me that I’ll come in and play the SAM (linebacker spot),” Muncie said. “They said that I’ll have a chance to battle two other guys for the job and it feels good to know that I’ll have a chance to play early at LSU.”
Next up for Muncie is the grand finale of signing his scholarship papers and faxing them in to LSU on Wednesday. That is something he is looking forward to so that everything will be official and the recruiting process will have finally come to an end.
“I’m ready to get it over with and then start working hard for when I report in June,” he said. “That’s what I’m waiting on.”
As a senior, Muncie finished with 71 tackles – 43 solos and 28 assists – and three sacks. He also forced a pair of fumbles and recovered two more, along with intercepting a pass that he returned for a 43-yard touchdown, and knocking down four more passes.