Massaponax QB Luke Morley (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Luke Morley Commits to Navy
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
Massaponax High School senior quarterback Luke Morley has made a life-changing decision.
He has decided to commit to the Navy Midshipmen and play for one of the most prestigious institutions in the country.
The dual-threat quarterback looks to fit in well in the Navy scheme which relies on option plays and a lot of running of the football. Luke had received offers from William & Mary, Army, Davidson, The Citadel, Virginia Military Institute, Fordham, and Penn. All of these schools are incredible in terms of opportunities on and off the field. In the end, Luke chose to play for the Midshipmen in a move that allows him to play to his strengths.
Luke is a quarterback who can use his legs more than most average high schoolers. While he does not have the same blazing speed as guys like Lamar Jackson or Deshaun Watson, he is crafty and knows when to escape the pocket and take off. That is a very important attribute for any quarterback looking to get to the next level. He will be looking to be next in a long line of successful Navy quarterbacks. By committing, he gets one step closer to achieving his dream of playing college football.
The Navy Midshipmen are one of the most respected and prestigious college football programs in the country. Aside from playing their annual contest against Army, the Midshipmen play in the American Athletic Conference. The conference has been nicknamed the Power 6, as one of the best mid-major conferences outside of the Power 5. Navy routinely makes appearances in bowl games, and it is a great place for a student-athlete to get a world-class education while also being in a position to excel on the football field. For Luke, this is a dream turned reality, as he is given an opportunity to play in major Division I college football while also getting to study at one of the best universities in the United States. Additionally, he will be given the opportunity to serve our country upon graduating, paying back a debt to the country.
Luke still has one more season of high school eligibility, but for the time being, he gets to relish in what the future holds. He will go into this season with the reassurance that he will be playing at the next level. That is a big deal, and many other players would kill to be in his position. There is, though, a long time until he steps onto the campus in Annapolis, so he will be doing everything in his power to continue to improve and to hone his skills until he is given his chance to play for the Navy Midshipmen.
– Marc Goldstein