From a story dated June 28, the official site of the Western Michigan University athletic program reported  that Lightning 2008 draftee Luke Witkowski  will defer his enrollment at WMU until the 2009-2010 season. Witkowski had signed a letter of intent in November 2007.
"Luke's game has had tremendous growth while playing in Columbus," said WMU head coach Jim Culhane. "I am extremely impressed with his development. He is a well-rounded defenseman and a big guy that can skate, has great speed and agility."
It is unknown at this point whether Witkowski will return to the Columbus Junior Bluejackets USHL club for the 2008-2009 season.