Recruiting Thursday: Norwin's Luke Denny discusses commitment to Lehigh

The Knights senior established a new single-season receiving record in the fall

Thu Feb 15, 2024 - 6:22PM

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Norwin's Luke Denny hauled in 11 touchdown passes for Norwin in 2023. (Photo by's Luke Denny hauled in 11 touchdown passes for Norwin in 2023. (Photo by

Last Updated: Thu Feb 15, 2024 - 11:12PM

Records fell for the Norwin football program last fall.

Sophomore quarterback Tristyn Tavares set the single-season passing yards and touchdowns records with 25 touchdowns and 2,441 passing yards. But he wasn’t the only Knight to etch his name into the record books.

Norwin’s top receiver, Luke Denny, racked up plenty of new milestones for the program. With 45 receptions, 11 touchdowns, and 1,060 receiving yards, Denny found himself re-writing the Knights’ history, but also catching the attention of college coaches.

His breakout season resulted in his commitment to play Dl football for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks.

“From June to August, it’s always been in my mind that I was going to play football at the next level,” he shared. “Everything went perfect. Knowing that I have committed is a lot less stressful.”

Denny was drawn to Lehigh by his interactions with the coaches. He also noted the family atmosphere on the team, just like his Knights family at Norwin.

As the season progressed, Denny’s offers and college interest started to blossom with his play taking off on the field.

“It was really exciting,” the future Mountain Hawk noted. “When I first got that message on Twitter, I was thinking ‘wow, this is really happening to me.’ It was really exciting having these colleges coming to me.”

Despite the record-breaking season as a receiver, Denny wasn’t always just a receiver.

Last year, he played an assortment of positions, including quarterback. However, as the season went on, he and his coaches all saw the groove he was in as a receiver.

In addition to his play on the gridiron, he’s also a standout in basketball and track and field. With his multi-sport background, he’s been able to apply certain aspects of other sports to football.

“It’s helped me drastically,” he mentioned. “The little things in basketball help me in football, like my footwork. In track, you have to be fast, and I definitely got a lot faster and that’s where a lot of my speed came from in my senior year.”

Denny is excited for what’s ahead for him when he arrives on Lehigh’s campus in Bethlehem, PA. But he knows when his time is up at Norwin, he wants his legacy to reach beyond his play on the field and the records he’s broken.

“I hope I made an impact on the underclassmen,” he noted. “Just being a leader for them, making them laugh, being a role model for them. I would say just keep your head on straight, be patient, and the ball is going to roll your way.”