Leake Talks ECU and More
Javon Leake, a junior at Page High School (Greensboro, NC), is off to a quick start this season and it’s only bolstered his recruiting process. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete plays on both sides of the ball and is receiving offers from state schools. On Offense, Leake is positioned at running back where he has a total of 12 touchdowns through six games this season. On defense, Leake plays cornerback. ECU offered Leake as cornerback but North Carolina and North Carolina offered him as a Running back. While he enjoys playing both positions he feels like he can play either at the next level. “They actually offered me as a cornerback and that was pretty good,” Leake said. “I went up to the school, I like the facilities and their training room is really cool, their field is nice too and most of it sounds cool.” Leake has a relationship with current ECU quarterback James Summers that started when Summers’ attended Page High School where he guided Page to a 15-0 record and a state championship in his senior season. “Me and James talk from time and time and he always calls me up when he comes to visit Page,” Leake said. “He’s given me a lot pointers on what to do as a leader and stuff like that… That does have a big impact on me.” Leake’s current interest in ECU is a seven on a ten-point scale. Leake visited ECU just months ago at a summer camp and plans to be back at ECU sometime this season. “ECU’s a great school,” Leake said. “They always come say it. They beat big time schools and that’s really good.” The junior said that his strengths on defense start with his ability to read the offense and see the plays. On the offensive side he noted that his strengths translate on both sides of the ball but said he has one thing that sets him apart. “I’m a big back, I’m hard to stop and hard to find,” Leake explained. “I think my vision does (set me apart) and the way I can explode to the hole, I think that’s pretty good.” While he’s not sure exactly what position he would like to play at the next level, the athlete said that his top factor is being at a school that will look out for him in more than just football. Another factor that he is looking at is the relationship that he can build with coaching staff.
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