Joeckel likes protecting his QB, and brother

Looking out and protecting his twin brother has become a life long habit of one Texas High School 2010 prospect. For offensive lineman Luke Joeckel protecting his little brother has become human nature. Being the bigger brother, Luke a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive lineman likes protecting his quarterback and little brother Matt.

Looking out and protecting his twin brother has become a life long habit of one Texas High School 2010 prospect.

For offensive lineman Luke Joeckel protecting his little brother has become human nature. Being the bigger brother, Luke a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive lineman likes protecting his quarterback and little brother Matt.

Matt, at 6-foot-4, 215-pounds, can't really be called little, other than by his big brother.

"We are very close," Luke told Scout.com Saturday night. "I enjoy blocking but with Matt being the quarterback it gives me a little extra incentive to protect him. Matt has a magic about him, he is a winner, all I have to do is to protect him, and he will make the play to win the game."

The Joeckel twin brothers led Arlington High School to the third round of the Texas High School playoffs as juniors.

"We had a great season," Joeckel said. "We went 8-5 and lost to Trinity in the third round, we are going to be better this fall."

Recruiting has definitely picked up for the two standout athletes, currently Luke has six official offers and Matt is waiting on his first.

"We understand that SMU is going to offer both of us, we just haven't got the letter yet," Joeckel said. "Right now I have six offers including ones from Texas Tech, Baylor, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt and Arizona."

It appears that there may be several other schools interested in the two talented athletes.

"The Missouri coach came by the school the other day," Joeckel said. "Our coach said that he was very interested in us and that he had already watched our film and like what he saw. My high school coach said an offer may be coming from Missouri also."

While the two brothers are very close, they haven't ruled out playing apart at the next level.

"We are definitely thinking about playing together at the next level," Joeckel said. "We would really like too, but it's not a deal breaker."

Both brothers took in several games this fall including two SMU games.

"We love it at SMU," Joeckel said. "It's close to home, they have a great campus and we really like the coaching staff. Coach (Wes) Suan is our recruiting coach; he is very easy to talk to. I really like Coach (Dennis) McKnight the offensive line coach. We both got a chance to sit down and visit with Coach (June) Jones."

The Joeckel brothers also got a chance to take in the Texas/OU game at the Cotton Bowl, a Texas A&M, and a Tech game and an Arkansas game.

According to the standout lineman he and his brother are wide open when it comes to favorites.

"We really don't have an early favorite," Joeckel said. "We are just going to wait and see who all offers and try to decide after that. We would love to make the announcement at the same time, so we will have to wait and see."

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