Harold Legania and his Cougar teammates are now finished with school for the summer after wrapping up spring practice a few weeks ago.
“I did well during the spring,” Legania said. “We played John McDonough for our spring game and I had three sacks and a safety. There were a lot of coaches at our school throughout the spring, but the ones I remember are TCU, Texas Tech, LSU, Ole Miss, FIU, Southern Miss, Mississippi State, Michigan, and Louisiana Tech.”
With school ending last Thursday Legania has been running and working out to stay in shape for Karr’s upcoming summer workouts. He’s looking forward to getting back on the field for his senior season, and hopes to improve on his impressive junior season that saw him total 60 tackles, 15 sacks, and three forced fumbles on his way to becoming an all district selection.
The 6-foot-4, 281 pound prospect also has a busy summer planned to continue to work on his game.
“I haven’t been on any visits yet, but I’m going to a few camps over the summer,” Legania said. “I’m going to a camp at Mississippi State. In two weeks I’m going to Miami for FIU’s camp, and then as soon as that’s done I’m heading to Tulsa’s camp.”
Another stop on Legania’s itinerary for the summer is to LSU at the request of Tiger running backs coach Larry Porter.
“I’m also going to one of LSU’s camps,” Legania said. “I’m not sure which one yet because I’ll have to see with my schedule, but I will definitely be going for at least one day to one of the camps.”
Attending LSU’s camp will be Legania’s chance to make a strong impression on the LSU coaching staff after they gave him some disappointing news earlier this spring.
“Coach Porter came by the school the Friday before school ended,” he said. “Then I talked to him on Monday, and he said after watching me he thinks I would be better on the offensive line. That was pretty disappointing because LSU is where I want to go. But I want to stay on defense.”
Legania says LSU has been his dream school for quite some time, and he is hoping to perform well enough at camp to change the coaches’ minds.
“LSU is just my dream school,” he said. “I watched them a lot when I was younger. They are always a successful team. I’ve done a lot of homework on them. Plus they are D-Line U. I want to come prove myself at their camp this summer and show them I can play defensive line.”
While Legania is not shy about his interest in the Tigers, he is also keeping his options open in case LSU doesn’t pull the trigger with an overture.
“I have five offers right now from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, FIU, and McNeese State,” he said. “Tennessee has been talking about offering me but it’s not official yet. I’m also hearing from Michigan.
“My top three schools are Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and FIU,” Legania continued. “I feel comfortable with the coaching staffs at each of those schools, and I know I will be taken care of both on and off the field at all three of them. I have to keep them at the top because they’ve offered, but that could change if more offers come.”
While Legania has an early top three, he is no rush to make a decision.
“This is all coming as a big rush right now and I’m really just going through the motions,” he said. “I’ll start focusing on it more probably when school starts, and then make a decision by the middle of the season.
“I’m going to be looking at program success, the business school, and early playing time,” added Legania. “Also my family is going to want to see me play, so distance will be a factor.”