Stanford and BYU Contacting Kyle Leukenga

With two years more to select a college to play football at, you can bet this Granger High junior-to-be will get significant recruiting attention from dozens of major colleges. BYU and Stanford have already offered scholarships.

As a sophomore last year, the 6-4, 230-pound Kyle Luekenga made some significant noise with 14 sacks as a defensive end. "I also played wide receiver as a sophomore, but they are moving me over to tight end this year."

With a 4.78 forty and a 29 inch vertical jump, Luekenga said he expects to play tight end at the Division 1 level. "I like tight end because I like offense."

"I've got letters from Stanford, Nebraska, Purdue, Colorado and the Y so far."

Luekenga, who is LDS, said his current college favorites would be Oklahoma and BYU.

Asked what was it about Oklahoma that had caught his attention, he replied: "I like their coach (Bob Stoops) and they have a pretty good offensive team. The defense is pretty good, too." Stanford, he added, had also moved to his list of favorites when they offered him a scholarship "because the education is good there. I also want to get a good education."

Leukenga participated at BYU's summer camp this year and had this to say: "I like the coaches and the facilities. I didn't know a college school could have that nice of a facility to practice in. I was like, ‘wow', and I heard how big their weight room is going to be.

"I also like (BYU head coach) Crowton. I like him because he seems pretty straight forward with you. He tells you how it is and his offense is really good."

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