West Coast Top 100 LB Strong With Duke

Conspicuous by his absence over the big recruiting weekend was Washington state linebacker Adam Leonard, who had originally planned to trip to Duke earlier this month. However, after tearing his ACL and adhering to a strict rehab schedule, the three star prospect has rescheduled his trip, tentatively.

"I tore my ACL this year and a lot of schools really backed off," says Rainier Beach three star prospect Adam Leonard. "It kind of lets me know where I stand, but Duke's been with me and has stayed with me. I'm going to try and visit there the second weekend in January."

The Blue Devils maintain their solid lead over California, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, and Arizona State, and that's unlikely to change according to the 6-foot-1, 220 pounder.

"I'd say there is at least a 50% chance that I'll end up going to Duke," said Leonard. "They've got the best of everything – and they are a terrific school for medicine, and they graduate their players. Even if I didn't play after college, I'd be set with a Duke degree."

While the other programs were hot on Leonard early on with Duke, it's been the loyalty shown by Ted Roof and staff that has Leonard on the verge of becoming the latest three star prospect to commit.

"They've been with me from the start and they've never waivered, even with my injury. I really respect that."

A two-time Metro League Sound Division defensive MVP and two-time all-league selection, Leonard saw his high school career end in early October when he suffered a torn left ACL.

"I had surgery on the 4th of October -- It was on a hit. I planted my foot and a player landed on my leg. That was it."

Leonard is rated as one of the West coast's top 100 players as well as one of the 100 best in the Northwest according to Scout.com.


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