Adam Leonard Holding Out

Washington linebacker Adam Leonard (6-1, 220, 4.7, 2 stars) continues to deny having favorites--because he still has no offers. "I've got no leader and I'm seriously not leaning towards anybody right now," says Leonard, from Ranier Beach.

"I've got no solid offers, but I've got several coaches that are calling me and asking for film from my junior year. They want to see some of my top games from them. Basically, I'm still being evaluated.

"I just want the opportunity to play at the next level. Whatever team I do end up playing for, I know I can bring some good things to the table and do good things for the team.

"Duke (1/14 official visit) used to be my lone offer, but they want me to go to prep school. I know the most about them than any other program. But from my understanding, they seemed to have pulled off me.

"I'd commit to them if they let me greyshirt, but coach (Ted) Roof wants to see me play one more solid year and then give me the offer.

"If I do go to prep school I feel I could end up going anywhere and I wouldn't necessarily commit to Duke.

"I haven't spoken with the coaches at UCLA since a few weeks ago. They didn't really give me any specifics and I haven't been in contact with them, so I'm going take it as it is.

"Fresno State's coach (Pat) Hill contacted me on Monday (1/31). They want to see some film on me too. He said they'll need some time to evaluate it and they'll be in touch with me next week.

"If all of these schools were to offer I'd still have to take official visits to all of them. I've got to see what they have to offer both with academics and with football," says Leonard.

"I won't be signing with anyone today (Signing Day). I'm going to wait it out and let these coaches see what players they actually have after this process is over.

"I'm just putting my faith in the Lord. I'll send in film and whatever the coaches say just go with it.

"Colorado has also entered the picture recently. They've been interested in me since my sophomore year. And I think my coach was going to give Alabama a call to send some film in," he says.

"I'm really comfortable with taking a year off to let my body recuperate itself. Especially after suffering the knee injuries I've had this past season. I just want the opportunity to get stronger, faster and healthier."

Leonard suffered a summer knee injury that required surgery to his left knee and a torn ACL in September, which also required surgery to his right knee.

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