Huskies offer opportunity for Slovakian commit

Huskies add an international commit to their 2019 class.

Lukáš Bočkay has already made a big decision in his young football career, and now he has taken an even larger step after signing with the Saint Mary’s Huskies.

Bočkay has only played football for three years. Before that he was a rugby player. Originally from Piestany, Slovakia, he joined the Bratislava Monarchs (AFL). He then moved to Finland to join the Seinäjoki Crocodiles (FML/EFL). Now, he will be heading across the Atlantic to pursue his dreams further.

He said he chose SMU because of the football program, the university and the coaching staff. He added that both the staff and the team’s quarterback are from the Czech Republic.

“I really like them,” Bočkay said of the staff. “Very kind people. I had long phone calls with the head coach himself and also with Coach Lothian. I like them a lot.”

Standing at a towering 6’8, 305lbs, the tackle is a former junior bobsleigher and water polo player. He also is a self-described gym rat. While with the Monarchs, the future psychology student won a Slovak Bowl and the AFL.

 

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🚨🚨🚨NEW SIGNEE ALERT 🚨🚨🚨 @headfbcoachsmu and SMU Football would like to introduce our newest member from our 2019 recruiting class @lukasbock98 to the SMU family. “Lukas is a prototypical offensive tackle with the ability to use his length and strength to become one of the best tackles in the country. He’s extremely athletic for his size and is dedicated to the weight room. Lukas will come in and challenge for a spot right away, coupled with the intrigue of being an international CFL(from Slovakia) draft pick, makes him an instant priority on an offensive line that lost 3 starters; we will need his contribution if we plan to make noise in the AUS and across the country.” HC James Colzie III #ELEVATE19 #BEBETTERINTHETRENCHES

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