DL from Rockcastle County getting attention

ITV recently visited with Rockcastle County High School head coach Tom Larkey to discuss the school's standout lineman.

Despite missing most of the first half of the 2002 season, Jason Leger (6'0, 260) still made such a presence on both the offensive and defensive line that he garnered 3rd-team All-State honors from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Rockcastle County High School head coach Tom Larkey told me that Leger is the first serious Division I-A prospect that he has at his school in ten years.

"He'll be one of the best linemen in the state," said Larkey. "He plays on both lines, but he'll be a defensive lineman in college."

Larkey recently visited a coaching clinic at U of L, where he had an opportunity to visit with the Cardinals coaching staff including new head coach Bobby Petrino.

"I've known [U of L assistant head coach] Greg Nord for quite awhile," said Larkey. "He's a good guy. I didn't know Bob Petrino, so it was good to meet him and the new staff up there at Louisville."

Leger is receiving interest from a number of schools, including the area programs.

"He's getting letters from a lot of schools," Larkey said of Leger's early recruitment. "Louisville, Kentucky and Indiana have all shown interest in him."

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