August 1, 2010
DE, Luetjen names a top three
When GoBlackKnights.com first interviewed defensive lineman Derrick Luetjen in January, 2010, he tipped the scales at 245 pounds on his 6-foot-3 frame.
Today, the prospect out of Hennessey (Okla.) Hennessey High School weighs in at 270 pounds, but remains as agile and explosive with the additional weight.
GBK caught up with Luetjen to ponder in on his recruiting, as he begins to provide some clarity relative to his overall recruiting.
With Hennessey's practice starting on August 10th, just two days before school opens up for the 2010 year, Luetjen embellishes on the factors have allowed him to narrow down his top three list.
However and before he closes the door on any schools outside his top three list, he appears to remain open to listen to those schools that show him interest. One such school is Louisiana Monroe. "They stated that they are waiting for my ACT scores and for me to send in my transcript," shares Oklahoma native, who indicated that if that goes well an offer could be forthcoming.
Although Luetjen does not have an offer from Oklahoma State or Tulsa, they are two schools that are in his top three. The talented defender made it clear that OSU you has a edge over Tulsa and one factor is distance. "OSU is only 40 minutes from my home," shares Luetjen, as he laughs at the close proximity of the OSU campus to his home.
And when it comes to the Black Knights of Army, for whom Luetjen already has an offer from
there is one factor that might supersede the relatively closeness of any school and that's his brother Matt.
"Playing with Matt is a very big factor," says Derrick of his brother who is part of Army's 2010 recruiting class. "We are about as close as you get. He called last Sunday and we are getting letters from him and he said he's loving it (West Point). We plan on making as many games as we can and will be at the first game although it's not at Army."
When it comes to Army's recruitment of Luetjen, he could fit into several of the front line positions defensively and could even project on the offensive side of the ball.
As always, GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Luetjen's recruiting throughout.
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