All-American Bowl MVP, 4-star RB Rayshon Luke commits to Arizona
The nickname is Speedy. It absolutely feels appropriate.
Rayshon Luke, a 4-star running back from Bellflower, California, stole the show on the field and earned MVP honors from the 2022 All-American Bowl Saturday. During the process, he also committed to Arizona in the second quarter.
.@_doughboyspeedy commits to @ArizonaFBall!#BearDown | @AABonNBC pic.twitter.com/s53CnrUCXS
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 8, 2022
He chose the Wildcats over UCLA, Louisville, and San Jose State. Luke scored on a pair of explosive plays to help the West win the game, but it was his sheer speed that had people in awe. His first score came on a 22-yarder.
Throwback to Rayshon Luke and he gets in for the 22 yard TD! West up 14-0 #AllAmericanBowl pic.twitter.com/5zrgiBhssJ
— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) January 8, 2022
And then shortly after committing, he took this play 64 yards to the house.
Arizona commit Rayshon Luke is FAST!! 64 yards to the house!! 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/yzVBrjQ3VY
— ✯✯✯✯✯🥋 (@FTB_Vids_YT) January 8, 2022
Over the course of his high school career, Luke was electric. His combination of speed as pass-catching ability gives coaches the flexibility to line him up anywhere around the formation and hunt matchup advantages. Per his MaxPreps page, Luke put up 2,010 yards and 24 touchdowns on the ground with a career rushing average of 10 yards per carry. He was over 12 yards per carry in each of his last two seasons. Luke also had 665 receiving yards—at 17 yards a catch—to go with five scores.
The 5-foot-8, 175-pounder is rated as the 20th-best running back prospect in his class and the 261st player overall for the 2022 cycle, per the 247 Composite.
For Arizona, the 2022 class now sits in the top 20 nationally. Coach Jedd Fisch has recruited the 19th-best class in the country after a 1-11 season thanks in part to five 4-star players pulled from the state of California.
Overhauling the skill talent on offense has been an obvious point of emphasis. Arizona landed a transfer commitment from Jacob Cowing, a former UTEP standout and one of the best available wideouts in the portal. It also signed top-50 wideout Tetairoa McMillan and the sixth-best tight end of the class in Keyan Burnett. Add Luke to the mix and the offense could have significantly more punch in 2022.
#TwentyTucson: @ScottieGraham breaks down what makes @_doughboyspeedy a great addition to our team.#BearDown pic.twitter.com/2YQIJBJ9Q1
— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) January 8, 2022