Leandre makes 25 for Hogs

Blinn College All-American strong safety Walner Leandre (6-1, 220, 4.44) commits to Arkansas on Sunday night and could possibly be joined later by teammate Alex Cook (6-4, 225, 4.42) - two players who led their team to a 12-0 mark and national junior college championship this season.

Looks like a linebacker, runs like a corner and plays strong safety.

That's what the University of Arkansas thinks they have in Blinn (Texas) College All-American standout Walner Leandre (6-1, 220, 4.44) , who committed to the Razorbacks on Sunday night.

"It feels real good to know I am going to be a Razorback," Leandre said. "I liked everything about the environment down there. They have great coaches and great players and I am going to come in and try to do everything I can to help them continue to win."

Leandre, who also visited Utah and Hawaii and played his high school ball in Florida, had 70 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 picks and 8 pass break ups for national junior college champion Blinn (12-0).

"I am a very good tackler and cover really well," Leandre said. "I love covering a receiver or coming down in and sticking my head into the action at the line of scrimmage."

Leandre was one of three All-Americans on a Blinn defense that allowed only an average of 120 yards total offense this season and only 37 of it on the ground.

He was named to the second-team junior college All-American team along with fellow Blinn standout Alex Cook (6-4, 225, 4.42), who also visited Arkansas this weekend.

Cook, who had 14 sacks this season including five in the championship game, will be visiting Arizona State this weekend and is also considering Iowa State in addition to Arkansas.

"I had a great visit, a great visit," Cook said. "I really enjoyed chilling with the players and the coaches and the food – oh my God, the food was so, so good."





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