Lafayette QB Luke Hanson (Video Still: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Perennial district champ Lafayette will have Luke Hanson at the helm in 2019
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Lafayette Football has been a juggernaut for years.
Under head coach Andy Linn, the Rams have won every Bay Rivers District game they’ve played for years and advanced to the postseason in every year since 2011.
Linn runs an offense that will ground and pound until you can stop them.
We saw the future of Lafayette’s offense at the Clash of the Titans Showcase, and you just might see a little more passing integrated into the Rams offense this fall. Luke Hanson (2022 QB 6-1 170) logged reps as a backup to Zach New last year and it looks like the offense will be Luke’s to command in 2019.
“We’re definitely a young team. I grew up with a bunch of these kids. We’ve been working together on team bonding stuff,” said Hanson. “We get a lot of good reps. We do a lot of stuff in the weight room with each other. We’re always out on the field practicing with each other on the weekends, so this year I feel is going to be a very good year.”
Hanson is coming into his window for opportunity in football, but he has already landed offers for his baseball skill, including an offer from Virginia Tech. Baseball scholarships are almost always partials, so a football offer could outrank a baseball offer if he can get what he’s looking for when the time comes for making a decision.
“I’ve definitely gotten a lot of looks, but VT (Virginia Tech) is probably the biggest one, along with (some others). They offered about a month ago and I’ve been talking to them for a long time. UVA is interested and a lot of local schools as well,” Luke explained. “I want to pursue football as well. If I could do both in college, that would be great. That’s what I’m really looking to do.”
If Hanson had his choice, he’d like to go to the ACC or the Ivy League. Education is definitely a priority.
“I really like the ACC schools, definitely. I’m looking into Ivy League schools as well,” he said.
About the Clash of the Titans? Hanson may not have won the QB MVP, but the competition level was high and he more than held his own against the more established athletes.
“The competition is great. I like to see kids my age out here competing as well. I like seeing my teammates compete. I’m getting very good reps. I like seeing kids who can catch the ball and work well (in the drills).
– Andy Hilton