Commitment Date: 11/01/2012
Cole Luke’s commitment to Notre Dame came out of no where on November 1, 2012. His commitment was closely tied to Notre Dame’s 30-13 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners. The Fighting Irish needed a tremendous Cornerback to fill a void in the depth chart. Cole Luke fills that void. Considered as one of the top Cornerbacks in the class of 2013, Luke combines anticipation, instincts and hip flexibility. Luke could compete early for playing time, especially in the Nickel and Dime packages.
From the Slap the Sign evaluation:
Cole Luke is an extremely fluid athlete who represents Notre Dame’s highest ranked Cornerback in the 2013 class. Urban Meyer has said on multiple occasions that when he looks for a Cornerback he looks for someone who can return punts and kicks as an indicator of how well they will play the position. If that is true, Luke should have a fantastic career. He returned both kicks and punts for several touchdowns his Senior year. Luke appears to anticipate the play very well. This is a critical attribute of playing Cornerback. Luke does need to improve his size and physicality. At 6’0” 165, he will need to add about 20 lbs before he can properly play the position. This will help him be a more physical player at the point of attack.