Brian Holman and the Utah Utes picked up a commitment out of the Sunshine State on Friday, as Newsome, Fla., junior midfielder Luke Haley announced that he would be taking his talents to Salt Lake City. He announced his commitment via Twitter.
Haley is the fifth commitment in the class of 2022 for the Utes, joining The Rivers School, Mass., LSM Will Potter, Chanhassen, Minn., midfielder Brady Grandstaff, Tabor Academy, Mass., attackman Aidan O’Neil, and Corner Canyon, Utah, midfielder Mason Quick.
“The coach really sealed the deal for me,” Haley told Lacrosse Bucket. “They were so awesome and it going to be really great learning from Coach Holman and Coach Manny.”
Utah initially made contact Haley on September 1st, which was the first day that college coaches could contact 2022 recruits. While the NCAA currently has DI recruiting in a dead period through January, which prohibits in-person recruiting and campus visits, Haley says that he plans on taking an official visit once things open up.
Haley came on to the high school scene strong, putting up 73 points (47G/26A) while helping the Wolves to a 19-3 record and a FHSAA second round playoff appearance as a freshman. During the shortened 2020 season, Haley tallied 42 points (25G/17A) and helped lead Newsome to an 8-0 record.
The midfielder said that the coronavirus cancelling the high school season and compacting the summer season didn’t that much of an impact on his game. ” I still go hard whenever I get the change and I’m always working.”
Coming into his junior season, Haley says his main goals are to grow as a team and make a deep run in the playoffs.