September 24, 2008

Arlington lineman sees stock soar

Recruiting fans likely do not know the name of Arlington (TX) High offensive tackle Luke Joeckel. However, they will hear his name quite a bit over the next year. The 6-foot-6, 280-pound junior admits that even he is surprised by the attention he has received already.

This past weekend, Joeckel and his twin brother, Arlington quarterback Matt Joeckel made the trip to College Station to watch Texas A&M take on Miami. He says the atmosphere at Kyle Field was more exciting than he ever could have imagined.

"It was an amazing atmosphere," said Joeckel. "It was the craziest football game that I've ever been a part of or been to. It was just crazy. That was the first time I'd ever been to a game there, so I didn't know what to expect. The whole game, they were screaming. The fact that that there were 85,000 people at a game and they were all going nuts was awesome. It'd be amazing to play in front of that."

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