D.H. Kim | Thursday, February 7, 2013
6’0″ • 165
Hamilton High School
Of the 24 commits to the Irish squad, Cole Luke is one of three players who projects to play cornerback, providing depth to the secondary.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Cole is average-sized, but he is extremely athletic and possesses strong footwork and coordination skills. He is tall and agile enough to defend against the ever-increasing height of today’s wide receivers in man-to-man coverage. He has precise footwork in backpedaling and breaking while maintaining a close eye on the receiver and the ball.
With his long strides, Luke has the ability to stay with the receiver all the way downfield to deflect the ball. Luke is not the most physical player, but if he puts on 15 more pounds without losing quickness he could be a standout.