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Hockey Recruiting Update: Luke Martin commits

Luke Martin, a 6'2" Defenseman, commits to Michigan.

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***The normal hockey recruiting caveats still apply. Some won't make it to campus, some will. That being said, let's look to the future at Yost.***

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thrilled to announce that I have committed to the University of Michigan! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GoBlue&amp;src=hash">#GoBlue</a></p>&mdash; Luke Martin (@LudogMillionair) <a href="https://twitter.com/LudogMillionair/statuses/428272258444845056">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Luke Martin plays for the St. Louis Junior Blues organization on their U16 squad. He currently leads their defensive corps with 18 points. He won't be eligible to dress for Michigan until 2016, but he has the size and skating that coaches covet on the back end.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>98 D Luke Martin (STL Blues U16) commits to Michigan. Masterful skating, 6&#39;2 D with some offensive ability.</p>&mdash; Over The Boards (@OTBPuckWatch) <a href="https://twitter.com/OTBPuckWatch/statuses/428298813636231168">January 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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6'2", "Masterful Skating." Sounds good to me. Centericehockey.us has a briefing on the Martin commitment as well:

With a 4-14--18 scoring line through 28 games Martin leads all defensemen on the team in scoring. As noted above by Over the Boards, Martin has above average skating for a blueliner and has good size listed at 6'2, 196. As a 98 there isn't too much information out there right now, but Martin fits the profile of a potential top pair defensemen down the line. More will come in the future after the USHL and OHL drafts.

He joins Griffin Luce and James Sanchez in a Freshman class that will look to this year's Freshman class as Seniors. Hockey Recruiting is nuts, man.