OL, Class of 2021
Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX
Before the current pandemic and ensuing NCAA recruiting dead period hit, Highland Park (TX) 2021 three-star offensive tackle Jack Leyrer did get in one recruiting visit. That trip, to Texas Tech March 7-8, was the only stop Leyrer made this year. It gave him a good idea of what one of his options could do for him, but not a thorough one.
Recruiting hasn’t slowed down too much for Leyrer, who now counts 24 scholarship offers after Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Northwestern, and Vanderbilt all offered. But with just one visit down this year, Leyrer said he’s far away from knowing which school he’ll choose, even if he knows what he’s looking for.
“Obviously, academics are huge for me,” he said. “What I’ve been telling people is the best combo of academics and football, that’s where I want to go. I want a great relationship with the coaches, that goes with the balance. The type of guys I’m around, the offense. Wherever I go, I know it’ll be a good situation for me. All the coaches are so nice, and it’s just such a blessing that they take a chance on me.”
Though Virginia Tech just offered Leyrer yesterday, it does have the benefit of being early in the recruitment. Still, the Hokies have some catching up to do.
“I mean, I’ve looked a little,” Leyrer said. “To be honest, I’m still exploring it. The cool thing there is the offensive coordinator there is the first I ever talked to as a football recruiter. They have a great engineering program, and it’s a great location. They’re building a great thing out there and I think it’s a cool place.”
That coordinator, Brad Cornelsen, is still getting in with Leyrer, despite that early reach out, in most part because Virginia Tech only recently re-initiated contact.
Leyrer said that when the dead period is lifted, he hopes to get visits in to...
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