Just a few weeks ago Derrick Luetjen didn't know much about the Warhawks of ULM. Now though, after making his official visit over the weekend, Luetjen has given his commitment to join the 2011 signing class.
"The coaching staff is full of good men and they are all doing the right thing there," he said. "I was ready to commit before I left, but I knew I had to come back and talk to my mom about it, since she was unable to make the trip down, but now that I've committed I feel good about it."
Luetjen, whose father is an assistant coach for Hennessey, Okla., was honored for his strong senior season that saw him tally 89 total tackles with all-district player of the year honors and was named all-state.
"Coaches have been impressed all along with my size and my good athletic ability for my size," the 6'3" 270 defensive lineman said. "In addition to my size though, I'm a coach's kid, so I've been around the game a lot and am very smart."
Luetjen passed on his other offers from Army and Tulsa. Had he committed to Army, he would've been reunited with his brother Matthew who just completed his freshman season playing quarterback.