Seminoles.com Senior Writer Brandon Mellor breaks down FSU's returning defensive players and looks at the 'Noles' needs on the defensive line, at linebacker and in the secondary heading into National Signing Day 2012.
Expected to challenge for one of the starting jobs left vacant by graduated seniors Kendall Smith and Mister Alexander despite missing the spring recovering from a minor knee injury. An explosive hitter and sure tackler who left a favorable impression on the coaching staff with his physical style, strength and productivity from last season as well as the previous spring.
2010 Played in eight games for the Seminoles mainly on special teams but received some limited snaps on defense...tallied eight tackles (two solo, six assisted)...set a career-high with five tackles (one solo, four assisted) at Oklahoma.
Powerful inside linebacker who enrolled at FSU in January 2010.... held a four-star ranking from Rivals and was the No. 6 overall prospect in Florida...Rivals also had Luc as nation's top-rated middle linebacker and No. 42 overall nationally...earned five-star mark from Scout and was the No. 1 middle linebacker prospect nationally...Sporting News ranked Luc No. 13 in its top 100 nationally...he checked in at No. 18 in SuperPrep's Florida 115...ESPN's No. 1 inside linebacker and No. 11 prospect overall...MaxPreps ranked Luc No. 75 nationally...played in the Under Armour All-American game... registered 103 tackles (14 TFLS) as a senior at Treasure Coast after piling up 125 as a junior (22 TFL), when he earned third-team all-state honors...led his team to the third round of the 6A state playoffs as a junior...No. 1 inside linebacker by Florida Times-Union's Florida Super 75...No. 4 on Bill Buchalter's Florida Top 100 list and No. 1 linebacker...No. 2 prospect in area according to Palm Beach Post...FSU topped list of suitors which included Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Miami, LSU, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Southern Miss, Oklahoma, Tennessee and USC...born February 14, 1992.