Athlete Zach Luckett has been busy the past month. The 6-foot-3, 193-pounder with 4.6-second speed helped run summer camps for kids and competed in summer league basketball tournaments. Rivals chatted with his father Jeff about what is going on with the Absecon (N.J.) Holy Spirit star.
"He's a busy young man, he's been assisting his coaches with camps," he said. "He helped out for two weeks doing basketball camp in July and then helped out with football camp for a week in August. He also competed in summer league basketball and won two championships. It's been hard to get him to do some yard work."
Meanwhile, on the recruiting front Luckett's father confirmed that the No. 9 player in New Jersey is down to five schools.
"He's looking at Virginia Tech, Virginia, Boston College, Syracuse and Penn State," he said. "Virginia Tech's winning tradition stands out and for Penn State it's the fact that staff has been there for a long time. Both of them are also not too far away from home and he can probably go in and compete for a wide receiver spot pretty early. That's important to him I know.
"As for the other three schools, Syracuse has a new coaching staff and they are starting from the ground up. Boston College and Virginia have pretty good teams, they compete in the ACC and the distance isn't too far away."
Luckett is still scheduled to visit Virginia Tech on September 17th. Has the prospect set any other official visits up?
"I've given the recruiting coordinator at Penn State a couple dates including September 30th," he said. "We're going to try to take officials to the top five during September and October. I think Zach is still going to wait until after the season or at least a couple official visits before making a decision."
No matter where the three-star athlete goes, it appears that he will more than likely enroll a little early.
"I know he's looking to get down to whatever school he selects in June or July so that he can take a couple courses and be used to the system and know some of the players," his father said. "That would be a lot easier for him instead of coming in, in August and learning a playbook, going to classes and getting to know everybody."
Luckett accounted for over 1,250 yards of offense and 16 touchdowns as a junior.