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Early Signing Period: 3-star Illinois OL Luke Eckardt signs with Arizona

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The Arizona Wildcats signed big, athletic 3-star Illinois offensive lineman Luke Eckardt on Wednesday.

High School: Richmond Burton Community High School

Hometown: Richmond, Illinois

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 285 pounds

2020 Stats: No stats, season starts in early 2021

Offers: Arizona, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois

247Sports Composite Ranking: No. 2,041 nationally, No. 177 offensive tackle, No. 55 in Illinois

Analysis: You flip on Eckardt’s junior film and you see a raw, lanky, albeit athletic offensive lineman with a ton of aggression and surprisingly decent technique.

His senior year? Unknown, since it has yet to be played. He is another signee whose progress I’m very eager to see. I can say, that he is no longer around 250-260 pounds. He is now around 285 to 290 pounds. So, it’s nice to hear he’s gaining some weight.

Unfortunately, we will have to wait and see how his progression has gone this past offseason.