Kravitz a legacy in the making?

Luke Kravitz is a 6-1, 210 RB/DB from Olympia, Washington, and the Tacoma News Tribune's high school player of the year has shot up the recruiting charts with a bullet the last few weeks. Why? It's not as if he hasn't run roughshod over his competition for three years.

"Going to the playoffs give you more exposure, so a lot more schools have been calling lately," Kravitz told, offering up a possible explanation.

Some may question his straightaway speed, but Luke was clocked at 4.56 in the 40 this past summer. But the other teams that played against the Bears this season can attest to his ability with the rock. 2223 yards 35 touchdowns does a lot of talking for you.

Only one D1 school has stepped up, and with Kravitz' legacy it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. "The only Pac-10 school would be the U (Washington) and then a bunch of little schools, like Montana, Montana State, Portland State, Idaho State and Eastern (Washington)," Luke said. His father, Al, played for the Huskies in the early 70's.

Washington and Idaho State are Luke's current scholarship offers.

"Coach Gilbertson called (Sunday night)," Kravitz said. "He just wanted to call and talk to me and tell me that the U was going to offer me a scholarship and to tell me congratulations."

Was it something Luke was expecting? "I wasn't trying to get my hopes up, but my parents were really happy, kind of ecstatic," he said. "Pretty crazy."

Kravitz, much like his personable, pragmatic nature, wasn't ready to pounce on Gilbertson's offering. "I told him thanks and everything, but I don't want to make a decision until I go on my recruiting trip this weekend," said Luke.

And where do the Huskies envision Luke fitting into their system? "Talking to Coach (Randy) Hart, he could see me as a fullback for them, and if that doesn't work - for whatever reason - maybe I could play outside linebacker," Kravitz said. "I would like to stay on offense but I really want to get on the field. Wherever that may be, I'll take it."

A commitment may seem like an afterthought to many, especially considering Luke's familial ties to Montlake but he's taking nothing for granted. "If Washington is the right place for me, it'll feel good talking to all the coaches and just knowing it's the right place," he said.

The Montana coaches are expected to stop by the Kravitz' Thursday and they want to set up a visit soon. "I also talked to the Eastern (Washington) coach too and he wanted to set up a visit but I couldn't schedule it then," he said.

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