Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Blake Lueders

Strongside defensive end
Zionsville, Indiana
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  • Ht:6'5"
  • Wt:250 lbs
  • 40:4.79 secs
  • Bench Max:335
  • Squat Max:470
  • Shuttle:4.3
  • Vertical:32 inches
  • GPA:4
  • Class:2010 (High School)
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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
StanfordCOMMITTED (01/24/2010)Offered01/15/2010
Boston Coll.NoneOfferedNone
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNoneJohn Blake, Sam Pittman
NorthwesternNoneOfferedNoneMatt MacPherson
Notre DameNoneOffered10/16/2009Mike Elston
PurdueNoneOfferedNoneMark Hagen
Virginia TechNoneOfferedNoneBilly Hite
Wake ForestNoneOfferedNoneKeith Henry

Scouting Report on Blake Lueders

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 09/30/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeAs Good As It Gets
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: A huge and strong-looking athlete that fills up a doorway when he walks into a room. He has that thick football neck that makes him look like one mean player. He has the potential to play at 270 pounds before his career is over. This is a Brian Urlacher-looking kid on the hoof.
Needs improvement: It is not out of the realm of possibility for him to play linebacker, but he most likely will end up with his hand on the ground. This means working on pad level and using his arms and hands versus much bigger lineman. He will also need to develop an assortment of pass-rushing moves rather than using his brute strength and speed to create a consistent pass rush.
Most impressive: Huge, athletic kid that runs extremely well for his size whether blitzing or laterally running sideline to sideline. Lueders understands the importance of wrapping up and running his feet after contact with the ball carrier. He is also a punishing tackler that loves inflicting pain.
Conclusion: It is really going to be hard to keep him from playing early and often. His combination of sheer athleticism and size make him a mismatch for linemen to block. He possibly is the most underrated prospect in the entire nation, partially due to the fact that he is not from a football hotbed.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Big Ten Blitz: Looking to close strong01/27/2010 Football Recruiting

The Ohio State Buckeyes currently sit outside of the national top 20 in the team recruiting rankings, but could be in line for a big boost as they remain in the mix for five-star prospects Seantrel Henderson, Jordan Hicks and Latwan Anderson. We break down recruiting in the Big Ten and Notre Dame as National Signing Day nears in a special edition of the Big Ten Blitz.

Lueders explains Stanford switch01/25/
Lueders commits to Stanford01/24/
Irish commits move toward next stage01/09/
All-star analysis: On the big stage01/09/ Football Recruiting
Irish work to keep Lueders01/06/
Army recruiting notes: Close call for Floyd01/05/ Football Recruiting
Lueders looking around01/04/
Sizing up the Army Bowl rosters01/02/ Football Recruiting
Category rankings: Defensive ends11/17/ Football Recruiting
Lueders reaches All-Amercian goal11/05/ Football Recruiting
Official visit satisfies Lueders10/21/
Switch pays off for Lueders07/08/
Lueders goes with Irish06/25/
How close is Lueders?06/25/
Irish hold their ground06/23/
Lueders close to decision?06/11/ Football Recruiting
Status quo for Lueders06/01/ Recruiting Roundtable: Part II05/16/ College Football
Any leaders for Lueders?05/13/ Football Recruiting
Fourth time a charm for Lueders05/13/
Lueders to make fourth NU visit05/05/
Virginia offers four-star defensive end Lueders05/05/
Lueders looking for the right combo04/21/
Lueders enjoys trip to BC04/21/
AMP: Lueders has six in mind04/17/ Football Recruiting
Academics key for DE Lueders04/13/ Football Recruiting
Lueders makes a big impression04/06/
Rivals250 DE visits Wake again04/01/
'I liked what I saw'03/23/
Hokie offer comes for Rivals250 end03/16/
Video: Blake Lueders lays the lumber03/10/
Irish offer worth the wait02/27/
Lueders in no rush to decide02/17/
Lueders recaps Purdue visit02/02/
Hoosiers offer in-state DE/LB01/23/
Lueders one of Indiana's best01/16/
2010 Indiana DE holds five offers12/30/ Football Recruiting
Lueders picks up two ACC offers12/18/
Pivotal recruiting weekend for Deacs10/31/
2010 athlete draws attention08/26/


Year TckTFLSckInt
2008 (Jr.)128931