Ever since Tyler Lockwood (Zach Roerig) broke the heart of our favorite vamp, Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola), back in Season 5, Episode 5 — “Monster’s Ball,” we’ve been crossing our fingers and hoping for the best in the blonde bombshell’s love department. After a very short fling with Jesse (Kendrick Sampson), homegirl has been riding solo — but is there a new co-ed coming to Whitmore to sweep her off her feet?

“A new hottie is enrolling at Whitmore after winter break!” E! News teases. “And he'll be spending time with Caroline!” Perfect, right? Caroline can have a new boy toy to spend time with on campus? It seems too good to be true...

“Except he's so not into her in that way as Luke, handsome and sarcastic, is gay,” the site continues. Welp, there goes any hope for the new guy being a potential love interest for Caroline. But perhaps this is just what the high-strung newbie vamp needs: a GBF (gay best friend). Perhaps this will be the start of a beautiful friendship, giving Caroline someone to chill with when Elena (Nina Dobrev) is off doing love triangle things.

“And also happens to have a sister on campus, one that he will do (or sacrifice) anything to protect,” E! concluded. OK, so he’s not a love interest and he seems like he’s going to be pretty protective of his little sis. Gotcha. Given the fact that Caroline and her gang of supernatural friends seem to attract trouble like a magnet, we don’t see this going well. Also, sacrifice, yikes! Dude ain’t playing.

What do you think Luke is going to bring to The Vampire Diaries? Hit the comments and start speculating!

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!