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If you’ve been following along on our Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section, you know there have been a steady streamy of Class of 2018 commitments being made.

One of the more noteworthy ones from last week came from the Keystone State.

Allentown (PA), to be precise, where attackman/midfielder Luke Summers of Allentown Central Catholic committed to Michigan, a decision first reported when it was made by Joe Lombardi on Insider.

The 6-foot, 155-pound Summers, a righty,   combines athleticism with skills and a blistering — and accurate — shot. He also plays football and basketball.

recruiting_updateNow, here’s a Q&A with Luke on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
Probably the most important factor in my decision was academics. Michigan is one of the most highly ranked schools in the nation and that was really important to me.

I am glad to be part of an up and coming program and I know we will have a great shot at competing for a conference and national championship.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I was mostly considering Big Ten schools: Penn State, Ohio State, Maryland to name my top 3 besides Michigan.

I was interested in Big Ten schools because I wanted a big school with great academics and an awesome athletic program for student-athletes.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I think my biggest strength is my outside shot. I live for the opportunity to get a time-and-room shot where all I need to worry about is the goalie, but because that rarely happens, I like  to get quick dodges from the wing and try to draw a slide so I can dish it to a teammate.

My style of play is probably up-tempo and playing in transition. If something isn’t working for me, I like to work off ball and get my teammates involved.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
The biggest area of my game that I would like to improve is my off hand. I like to play primarily with my left hand but I do realize I need to become stronger with my right.

Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 3.08.54 PMHow did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
The reason I got involved in lacrosse is because my mom used to play when she was my age. She suggested I started playing so my dad set me up with a local youth team and I have been in love with the game ever since.

I have played basketball, soccer, baseball, swimming, and diving. I currently play football along with obviously lacrosse.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play on both Dukes LC and Big 4. I didn’t go to showcase events, I got my exposure from the summer tournaments that my HHH team was entered in.

Any final thoughts and people you want to thank for helping you get to this point?
I would like to thank my Big 4 coaches, Coach McKinney and Coach Greg, and also my Dukes LC coaches, Coach Ebe and Coach Christmas. They really helped me a ton with exposure and putting me in a great position to be able to get a wonderful education and at the same time play my favorite game in the world.

Also my parents for supporting me in all of my decisions.

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