HASLET, TX. — In April BYU narrowly missed out on the commitment of Luke Moga, who opted to pledge to sign with Oregon. But due to those efforts, the Cougars just may land the commitment of a similar quarterback prospect who also holds strong credentials.
Meet Noah Lugo, who did an interview with Ben Criddle on Friday, explaining his interest in BYU and how it came about.
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Lugo is a 6-foot-2, 180 pound prospect out of Eaton High School who is currently committed to UTSA, although he will take an official visit to BYU on July 29 along with his father.
So why the BYU interest?
“I wasn’t really thinking about any other schools, but when you get a Big12 opportunity, you want to check it out, and especially one with the quarterback pedigree that BYU has,” Lugo said. “So it sounded like a great opportunity.”
As mentioned, a lot of the education Lugo has received on the type of program BYU is comes from Moga, who the Cougars recruited heavily up to his Oregon commitment. According to Lugo, BYU was in Moga’s final three destinations and he spoke glowingly about the program to the South Texas prospect.
“He said that he loved coach (Aaron Roderick) and he loved their system, and he loved the area and pretty much everything about it,” Lugo, who became close friends with Moga during summer workouts. “So I was like, ‘I got to check it out because I trust you so much.’”
BYU began contacting Lugo last spring, with the initial conversations involving Cougar offensive analyst Matt Mitchell with Roderick coming in a bit later. According to Lugo, the conversations have been roundly positive as the interest in what BYU has to offer as far as a football program and academic institution.
As far as what Lugo offers athletically, his film shows great dual-threat ability and a live arm
“I feel like I can do anything that a pocket passer can do,” Lugo said. “But, at the same time, when a play is breaking down and the pocket collapses — that’s when I make the best plays. My major upside is explosive plays.”