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WVU Likes How 2025 4-Star QB Luke Nickel Carries Himself On and Off Field



WVU Football QB recruit Luke Nickel

No matter the system, four-star quarterback recruit Luke Nickel feels he can have success. The WVU football program agrees and has thoughts of that success happening for him as a Mountaineer.

WVSN spoke with the Georgia native about his conversations with West Virginia coaches, his high school carer at Milton High School and how he’s dealing with receiving so much attention as only a high school sophomore.

Nickel (6-foot-2 and 205 pounds) was able to add WVU to his list of offers on Friday. “Yeah, me and Coach Reagan talked and he really likes my game and how I carry myself on and off the field. He thinks I’d be a good fit into the program,” Nickel said about what he was told when he got the call with the offer.

Obviously, an athlete’s game is the most important thing for a program when recruiting a player, but it’s not surprising West Virginia would be looking at how Nickel carries himself off the field too. A high school sophomore with a four-star rating from national outlets is not exactly a common occurrence.

Earning praise and attention at such a young age could go to anyone’s head, but Nickel explained how he deals with everything that comes with colleges showering him with love before his junior year even gets underway.

“I try my best not to let that affect me. I try to stay focused on keep getting better and knowing all of the other stuff will handle it’s self from playing,” he said.

That’s Nickel as a person, but he also gave an honest assessment of who he believes he is as a player. Would he fit into the system the Mountaineers are planning to run during the 2023 season, one that they say is going to be a bit different than what they have been doing in recent years?

Nickel, like any top recruit is confident he can fit into any style of offense. “I think I can fit in a lot of offensive systems because I can pass but also run,” said Nickel. And being able to pass effectively while simultaneously being able to have mobility and run is exactly what WVU is hoping to find in a quarterback moving forward.

Even though he still has two more season of high school left, there’s already a relationship being built between Nickel and the West Virginia football program. He even admits he’s excited to learn more about WVU too.

“Great fans, good football program. Looking forward to learning more about them from Coach Reagan.”

Luke Nickel is a quarterback recruit Mountaineer Nation needs to keep an eye on. It might even be necessary to keep tabs on his connection to other major programs as well. Nickel was open about saying Penn state, Stanford, UNC, Pitt, FSU have been in contact with him the most.

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