Luke Del Rio Recruiting: QB Commits To Oklahoma State

Luke Del Rio, son of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, has given a verbal commit to Oklahoma State.

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Luke Del Rio Commits To Oklahoma St. Cowboys

The Oklahoma St. Cowboys have added what may be the football team's quarterback of the future. According to CBS Sports, QB Luke Del Rio (@Ldelrio12) has given a verbal commitment to the OSU football program. The Valor Christian student and Colorado native still has to wait until February before he can officially sign with the Cowboys, but he has already received confirmation of a scholarship from the university.

In his 2011 high school season, Del Rio passed for 253 yards per game, leading his league in passing and ranking second overall in the state. He also managed 20 touchdown passes over just 10 games.

Oklahoma State finished the 2011 NCAA season with a 12-1 record, winning the 2011 Fiesta Bowl 41-38 against the Stanford Cardinal. The team's top pass-caller, QB Brandon Weedon, was then drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the No. 22 pick in the first round of the NFL Draft.

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Luke Del Rio Recruiting: Oklahoma St. Makes Offer, Star QB Still Looking At Options

Valor Christian quarterback Luke Del Rio continues to emerge as one of the nation's most intriguing prospects at the position for next year's recruiting class, with teams showing increasing interest in bringing in the son of current Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.

The quarterback recently spoke with reporters following the Columbus Elite 11 Regional and Nike Football Training Camp events, including Barton Simmons of 247sports.com:

I’m just happy to play college football. Not everyone gets to do that. If they show interest in me then I’m going to show interest back. If they’re serious then I’ll probably go to their one-day camp and if they’ve offered then I’ll take an unofficial visit. I’ll give each school the respect they deserve and go out there and check out their campus.

Del Rio listed Alabama as his dream school, while also bringing up USC and Florida given that his father played for the Trojans and he grew up in the sunshine state. After recently receiving a scholarship offer from Oklahoma State, the quarterback now has offers from OSU, Colorado State and Oregon State at the moment.

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Luke Del Rio Update: QB Invited To Elite 11, Reportedly Takes Visit To Colorado

When Jack Del Rio took the job as the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos, few people considered the impact that decision could have on the local high school football scene. However, after a strong performance at the Elite 11 camp at the Columbus regional, Luke Del Rio may have cemented himself as the top prep QB in the state of Colorado.

Del Rio was so impressive in Columbus that he earned an invitation to the Elite 11 Finals, which includes the top QB prospects from across the country. Del Rio, who at this point only holds offers from Colorado St. and Oregon St. told Jon Mahoney of ESPNHS.com how much this invite meant to him:

"It means everything," said Del Rio, who holds offers from Colorado State and Oregon State. "I've been working my butt off the past two years. I love the advantages that come from my dad, but you end up being a label, 'Oh, you're Jack Del Rio's son,' instead of just Luke Del Rio. I'm proud of being my dad's son, but I don't want to be just a name."

With that added attention, it should only be a matter of time before Del Rio receives more offers. Might he receive one from Jon Embree and the Colorado Buffaloes? He and his father made an unofficial visit to Boulder, according to Lindsay Jones at the Denver Post:

@PostBroncos: Del Rio said he and Luke have taken an unofficial visit up to Boulder. Del Rio has known Jon Embree for years

With Colorado State already handing out an offer, the Buffs might want to compete with the Rams in trying to keep some talent inside the state borders.

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Luke Del Rio Recruiting: Prep Star QB Transfers To Valor Christian High School

When the Denver Broncos hired Jack Del Rio as their defensive coordinator, the move prompted a companion move prep star quarterback Luke Del Rio (Jack's son) to a Denver-area high school. The 6'2", 190-pound quarterback had been deciding between Cherry Creek, Valor Christian, Regis Jesuit and Grandview high schools in Denver, but the athletic director at Valor Christian announced Del Rio officially enrolled at their school on Tuesday, as reported by Ryan Casey of the Denver Post.

There should be plenty of opportunity for Del Rio to make his mark with the Eagles. Casey points out they are coming off an undefeated season (14-0), have won three consecutive state championships, graduated their top two quarterbacks, and are making the move up to Class 5A next season.

After throwing 2,530 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2011 for Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, FL, he has drawn recruiting interest from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Duke Blue Devils, Florida State Seminoles, North Carolina Tar Heels, Southern Miss Golden Eagles and USC Trojans, according to Rivals.com.

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Luke Del Rio Recruiting: High School QB's Transfer Choice Down To 2 Schools, According To Report

The Denver Broncos picked up a defensive coordinator in Jack Del Rio a little over a week ago, but the Colorado high school football scene also picked up Jack's kid, Luke, a soon-to-be highly-sough quarterback recruit. Luke and the rest of the Del Rio family are moving with Jack to Denver, and Luke is close to choosing a school, according to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post.

Del Rio is reportedly choosing between Cherry Creek and private school at Valor Christian. At Valor Christian, Jones writes, Del Rio would be able to play with the sons of Ed McCaffrey and Brian Dawkins, Christian and Brian Jr.

With his father's background as a coach and a former NFL player, Luke is likely to become a top target for schools around the country. Already he has received interest from schools in the Southeast. His father played for the USC Trojans, which has led to speculation that he could also be recruited to there.

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Luke Del Rio Considering Three Local High Schools

When the Denver Broncos named longtime Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio their new defensive coordinator, the move affected more than just the Broncos' defense. Del Rio's family was also forced to make the move from Florida to Colorado, a family that includes one highly-touted high school quarterback.

Luke Del Rio is a major college football recruit, but first he must play his senior season of high school ball. According to KUSA-TV's Drew Soicher, the junior Del Rio is currently contemplating three local schools.

According to Rivals.com, Alabama, Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Southern Miss and USC are all in the mix for Del Rio. His father, of course, starred for the Trojans.

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Luke Del Rio Recruiting: QB Will Transfer To Colorado HS With Father Taking Broncos' DC Position

Luke Del Rio will move to Colorado with his father, Jack Del Rio, taking over as the Denver Broncos' defensive coordinator.

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