Luke Commits, Vader Despondent

Amid the hulabaloo of what no one ever excitedly called ”Pitt Week,” Notre Dame picked up a HUGE verbal commitment from a legit four star cornerback for the class of 2013, Cole Luke. Having narrowed his choices to four schools, including Oklahoma and Notre Dame, Cole took an official visit to Norman, where he watched Notre Dame flat-out curbstomp The Sooners.

Did that have anything to do with it? What about the announcement last Friday of the latest GSR’s? Well, Wescott Eberts over at noted on Thursday that Notre Dame’s alumni network was a big factor in Luke’s thought process. See that? ANOTHER (wise) young man thinking beyond football and chosing Notre Dame for what it offers outside the lines and after the NFL.

As a concensus four star corner, Luke’s stats should come as no surprise: 6’0″ and 165 or 170, depending on where you read. According to everyone, the kid has great speed, hands and instincts. Give him to Coach Longo for a year and watch what happens. Excited? I know I am.

Even more, we have another entrant into the All Nickname Squad. Think of the possibilities: Cole “Hands” Luke, Skywalker, Cole “Hands Solo” Luke. I mean, I could do this for HOURS.

So, well done, son. Now. Let’s. Beat. Pitt.

Author’s note: this is a verbal commitment from a high school student. If you freak out when he changes his mind or if you go full rage and start calling him names, and you yourself are not in high school, you are clearly nuts. And Les Miles.

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Bayou Irish is a Jersey boy and Double Domer who fell under New Orleans' spell in 1995. He's been through Katrina and fourteen years in the Coast Guard, so we cut him some slack, mostly in the form of HLS-subsidized sazeracs. But, when he's not face down on the bar and communing with the ghosts of Faulkner and Capote at the Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone, he's our man in SEC-land, doing his best to convince everyone around him that Graduation Success Rate is a better indicator of success than the number of MNC's won in the last five years.

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