The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about all of them. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2018 season.
#70 Luke Jones
Next up for the Irish is current Freshman offensive Lineman from Little Rock, Arkansas, Luke Jones. Jones will enter the season hoping to see some time in a backup capacity, but will most likely be relegated to a year of scout team and protein. He has a big frame (6’5 285), but like most incoming college offensive lineman, he will benefit from a year in the weight room. One thing that he has going for him is his versatility, as he played tackle, guard, and center throughout his high school career. His tape displayed great athleticism, particularly when getting downfield on screens and pulling.
3 Things To Know About Luke Jones
- Luke was originally committed to Arkansas, but switched to the Irish, thanks to the reputation of the O-Line as well as some hands on recruiting by Jeff Quinn.
- He is accustomed to winning and was a 3X state champion during high school.
- Jones was the winner of the “Willie Roaf Award”, which is given out to the top offensive lineman in Arkansas.
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You really only need to watch the first play-He pulls and gets out into open space and demolishes a small DB into the back of the end zone and celebrates. Pure Joy.
Country, Condiment, or Canon
Identifying the player as either a country, condiment, or member of the Star Wars Canon.
On its own, Mayonnaise is not great, as it needs to be paired with combinations of meats, cheeses, spices, or ultimately just called, “Aioli”. Like Mayonnaise, Luke is not ready yet, but when combined with the right ingredients (lifting, film, time) he can be great. Maybe someday he will be reformed and crafted into something delicious, such as a “Fresh Garlic, Truffle Oil Aioli”, which pairs perfectly with all types of charcuterie platters and sandwiches.
Barring any injuries, Luke will be a valuable member of the scout team, but could potentially find himself in a backup roll due to his ability to play multiple positions. Keep an eye out for him in Spring ball and Fall Camp 2019.