In a surprising turn of events, former Florida State Seminole linebacker Jeff Luc has committed to play at K-State. The commitment is quite surprising for one main reason: the Wildcats have no scholarship (at present) to offer Luc.
That apparently did not concern Luc as much as many recruiting analysts thought it would. While Luc spent time with many important people at K-State, including athletic director John Currie, Bill Snyder, and others–he particularly hit it off with Joe Gordon–it seems it was the time he spent with a current Wildcat player that swung the pendulum in favor of Kansas State.
Senior wideout Chris Harper, who transferred from Oregon a few years ago, spent a lot of time with Luc during his time on campus. Harper spoke very highly of his time in Manhattan, and especially of the coaching staff. Harper also talked to Luc about the NFL, where Luc has ambitions of playing after graduation. Harper has spoken with several K-State alumni who are past and present NFL players, and they raved about how the practices and work environment at Kansas State prepared them for the requirements of the NFL.
Ryan Wallace over at GoPowerCat.com talked to people close to Luc who said that the 250-pound linebacker could be on campus as early as next Thursday. For more on Luc, as well as a couple of other Wildcat recruits, read Wallace’s latest “Friday Findings” column at GPC.