FONT FACE="sylfaen">McKinney high school center Nate Leonard will be a name for ULM fans to keep a close tab on during his senior season. Leonard attended the Warhawks one day camp this past Saturday at Malone stadium and discussed his experience with Warhawk Nation.
"My interest in the Warhawks started way back in spring ball when coach Vance Vice stopped by the school and left a questionare for me. He took some of my junior highlights and soon after I was invited to one of their camps".
Coach Vice called me about a week ago and asked me if I was going to make the Shreveport camp and I told him that I was going to do one better and come to the ULM campus. That way my father and I could learn more about the city of Monroe and see the campus of ULM.
"I liked how the stadium was set up with no track. The fans are that much closer to the field. I also was impressed that their weight room was inside the stadium, everything was close and convienant. I also got to met all the coaches, and they were very complimentary towards me".
With only 2 true centers on the ULM roster it is easy to see why the Warhawks are showing interest in Leonard. "At McKinney we run a true spread offense. We averaged over 500 yards a game last year".
Along with the ULM camp, Nate has already been to Texas State, Rice, Oklahoma State and has plans to make the North Texas, Western Kentucky, and Tulane camps. "North Texas is another school I have interest in. They are just 30 minutes from home and I know some former McKinney players that have played for them (Johnny Quinn). I can tell you though, I looked at ULM's schedule and when I saw they play Texas to open the season, that got my attention".
Warhawk Nation also caught up with Nate's father and got his thoughts on the whole recruiting process and his visit to ULM. "The first thing I noticed was how clean and new the campus was. I can tell that ULM has a very supportive fan base".
Nate is 6'1 and weighs 280 pounds. He has a 335 benche and 525 squat. Out of 450 students he is 3rd in his class and finished in the top 2% in his class on the ACT.
Look for more on Nate in the coming weeks when Warhawk Nation will have video highlights of Nate in his junior season as well as spring ball this year.