Name: Lucas "Luke" Arciniega
Hometown: Sparks, NV
High School: Spanish Springs HS
2012 Stats: At Sierra Community College, Luke finished last season with 87 total tackles, 52 solo tackles, 5.5 sacks and 20 TFLs last season in 11 games and was named a first-team selection on the in the Northern California Football Association's Valley Conference all-star team.
How'd He Get Here?: Arciniega initially attended the University of Nevada but left the school following a "miscommunication" over an injury. Last year, he was also getting interest from BYU, Memphis and Miami, to name a few. But after his visit to SU, he committed and didn't waver even when Doug Marrone and his coaches bolted.
What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Luke got three stars from Rivals and two from Scout.
Money Quote: "I just kind of felt at home [at Syracuse]. The visit had a lot to do with (my commitment)."
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What Does Shafer Think: "He’s a big, strong kid. He’s a football player a lot of people were interested in coming out of high school. He started out at Nevada, made a change. He went to Sierra and really played some good football."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Luke and fellow JICO transfer Josh Kirkland have bonded over their shared situation.
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