The Opening: Luke Rubenzer Update

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro quarterback Luke Rubenzer has had an amazing past few months. From being named to the Elite 11 to committing to Cal, the signal caller is a very nice run right now.

Luke Rubenzer has been one of the state's top quarterbacks since his sophomore year. He surprised many when he was selected to participate in the Elite 11/The Opening after a strong showing at an Elite 11 Regional camp in Columbus, Ohio and hasn't looked back since.

Rubenzer looked good at both events in Oregon and was rated the No. 8 QB at the Elite 11 by the Elite 11 staff following The Opening.

"The whole event was awesome," Rubenzer said. "We got a ton of work in, a lot of reps out there. We were all out there three days before The Opening so we put in a lot of work and I think we all definitely got better.

"I learned so much from the coaches and it's really the little things that separate you. They had us working on this Axon thing that I don't really even know how to describe but it showed virtual coverages that look just like a football field to help us read defenses. Everything about the event was great and I really had a great time there."

Rubenzer saw his recruitment pick up right around the time he was selected for the Elite 11 and he picked up an offer from California after camping with them. Just a few days later, the quarterback committed to the Bears.

"I'm still really excited about my decision to commit to Cal," Rubenzer said. "I love the offense, it's a great offense and the academics at Cal are as good as it gets. Not very many schools offer the balance of academics and athletics like Cal, you can't get that anywhere.

"The offense is going to be very special as well with Coach Franklin and Coach Dykes. Anytime you can put up 51 points at Louisiana Tech against a great team like Texas A&M, just imagine what you can do with the athletes at Cal. I think they're going to surprise a lot of people this year. They may be an underdog but that offense will be unstoppable so I'm excited to watch them. "

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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