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Get To Know Your Orange Man - #5, LB Luke Arciniega

Luke Arciniega is a JUCO transfer who could make an immediate impact.

Name: Lucas "Luke" Arciniega

Position: Linebacker

Year: Junior

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 241

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.

2013 Projections: Luke is expected to make an immediate impact in the LB corps. He's listed as the backup to Marquis Spruill at MLB and sure to see the field at some point.

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)."

Links of Wonder: Syracuse commit Luke Arciniega arrived after abrupt departure from Nevada

Tweets of Wonder:


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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