Lafayette QB Luke Hanson (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Luke Hanson commits to UVA and there’s more to the story
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
On the eve of a season where he is due to take full control of the quarterbacking duties at Lafayette High School, Luke Hanson (2022 QB 6-1 170) has verbally committed to the University of Virginia.
It’s amazing right?
Luke has played some varsity football and hasn’t earned the starter’s role yet.
Well, he’s not committing for football. Luke is also a baseball star and he has committed to play baseball for the Hoos.
“Excited to announce I am committing to play Baseball for the University of Virginia! I want to thank my Family and Coaches that helped and supported me along the way. I also want to thank the entire UVA coaching staff for this amazing opportunity,” said Hanson in a tweet over the weekend. He also held baseball offers from Virginia Tech and a few other schools.
Excited to announce I am committing to play Baseball for the University of Virginia! I want to thank my Family and Coaches that helped and supported me along the way. I also want to thank the entire UVA coaching staff for this amazing opportunity! pic.twitter.com/gCpECUlt1y
— Luke Hanson (@lukehan88) July 6, 2019
Hanson was a bright spot at our April 2019 Clash of the Titans Showcase at Highland Springs High School. We interviewed him then and he was still balancing baseball and football when it came to his college future.
At the time, Hanson said: “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.”
So, there’s still a chance for him to play college football. The catch is that he would have to go on a football scholarship or walk on for both sports. NCAA rules prohibit football and basketball programs from “parking” scholarship players on other programs within their university. In other words, the football and basketball programs can’t expand their scholarship numbers by getting other sports to provide a scholarship for a player while he plays both sports.
A lot can happen over the next few years. In the meantime, Luke Hanson is a UVA Baseball commit, and he’s thrilled about it.
– Andy Hilton