Lukevich makes decision

Robert Lukevich, a 6-2, 225-pound OL/DL from Seattle (Wash.) Bishop Blanchet, announced his intentions on walking on to the University of Washington after his senior season. He did this during the last day of Washington's team camp, and his commitment was accepted by line coach Randy Hart.

"Rob announced on Tuesday(the last day of the RN Camp) to Coach (Randy) Hart and Coach (Keith) Gilbertson that he was commiting to walking on at the UW following his senior year," Robert's father, Peter, told "Coach Hart accepted his letter of commitment and told him his commitment letter "made this a great day" for Coach Hart."

Lukevich's decision is a bit unusual, only in the sense that walk-ons usually wait to exhaust their options with scholarship opportunities before accepting an offer to walk on. But Robert was resolute. After all, being a Husky has been a life-long ambition for him.

"After working out with the Casey B (Bulyca), Aaron K (Klovas), Ishmael E (Easton), B (Bobby) Dockter, Jabari W (Watkins) and others he was impressed with their ability and his ability to compete with the some of the best OL in the state," Peter said. "He decided on Monday night that he wanted to be a Husky. After considering the programs at Air Force and Oregon, Robert decided the Husky stadium is where he hopes to play on Saturdays.

"The Oregon Duck camp was great and the coaches were terrific but working out with Steve Emtman, Coach Hart and Coach (Dan) Cozzetto was "extraordinary" and Coach Cozzetto really "gets after you" when you screw up."

Robert has one position in mind, and he has an opportunity to make an immediate impact if he's up to the challenge.

"With more hard work and practice Rob believes he can fill the long snapper needs on special teams for the UW," said Peter.

The younger Lukevich will now concentrate on preparing to help Bishop Blanchet win a Metro conference championship and trip to the state playoffs at the 3A level. Top Stories