Nebraska Defensive End Names Favorite

Defensive end Luke Lingenfelter (6-4, 240-pounds), from Plainview, (Neb.), is slowly but surely drawing interest from some of the better programs in the heartland. Although he does not hold any scholarship offers, he believes his fortune will change during his senior season. And if he gets his way, he will stay home to play college ball.

"I'm hearing the most from Kansas State, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska," Luke Lingenfelter said. "Nebraska is my favorite."

"I'd really like to go to Nebraska," he said. "My uncle Bob went there, and he had a lot of success. It's been my dream to play there."

"Nebraska likes my size and also that I have the potential to get bigger and keep my speed. I talk to Coach Blake, and I like him."

"I also like K-State, KU and Iowa. They are all even and just behind Nebraska. All are D-1 schools with a lot to offer. They can expand your abilities so much as a player."

Lingenfelter is a versatile lineman who plays on both sides of the ball, but is recruited primarily as a defensive end.

"I think I'm good at containing the quarterback and chasing him down," he said. "I want to improve on everything this season. I'm going to try my hardest to get my whole game better."

Lingenfelter knows the factors of his decision when the offers come is way.

"Education will be the biggest thing," he said. "I will also look at how well I relate to the players and staff."

Lingenfelter received Class C-2 All-State honors last season. He bench presses 320 and squats 415. He carries a 4.0 GPA and scored a 24 on the ACT.

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