BUFFALO– If you are looking for versatility, you might want to check out Nate’s second recruiting report on this Monday morning about Luke Gunderson, a 2021 NFN prospect from the Buffalo Bison who is 6’3 195 pounds and plays running back, wide…
BUFFALO– If you are looking for versatility, you might want to check out Nate’s second recruiting report on this Monday morning about Luke Gunderson, a 2021 NFN prospect from the Buffalo Bison who is 6’3 195 pounds and plays running back, wide receiver and is a threat in the Bison’s kick return game as well. We chatted with Luke on Sunday about his 2019 season, his college interest, and much more.
Get to Know Luke Gunderson
Gunderson will get a new head coach in Buffalo this year in Craig Lachowitzer who was named head coach on Saturday, but he gets a coach that certainly knows the Buffalo program very well. As for Gunderson, some of his core strengths are getting loose from tackles after catching the football and getting yards after the catch.
Favorites About Running Back/Wide Receiver
Gunderson’s favorites about both positions correlate to each other. He enjoys working with all members of the offense to make sure everyone is set, and that the Bison offense can fire on all cylinders based on the setup of their offense.
College Interest/His Pitch to College Coaches
Gunderson told NFN he plans on playing college football, but isn’t sure where as of yet. The most notable programs that Gunderson has talked to are Concordia-St. Paul, Augsburg, Minnesota State-Moorhead, Southwest Minnesota State, and UW-River Falls. His pitch to college coaches about what he brings to the table is “I can bring lots of talent to your program, I just need to grow into my body and fill out more” he said to Northstar Football News.
Growing for the 2020 Season
The Buffalo coaching staff has emphasized to Gunderson to keep his weight up, keep lifting hard, and continue what he’s doing with playing other sports, as he’s also a member of Buffalo’s basketball team as well. All of those factors will benefit Gunderson going into his senior season.
Gunderson’s mentor is his father, who’s always helped Luke “make that next step” with everything Gunderson has done in his football, basketball, and his everyday life.
Learning from the 2019 Season
The biggest thing Gunderson learned, is he needs to fill into his 6’3 body from a recent growth spurt he’s had. He’s spending his offseason filling out, by lifting weights, working on speed drills and staying consistent in the weight room to grow stronger into the Bison’s 2020 season.
You can check out Gunderson’s junior highlights here where you can watch him run some crisp routes all over the field his junior season for the Bison. It will be interesting to see a new QB1 for Buffalo after stud quarterback Aiden Bouman has graduated and moved on to Iowa State.