Texas OL talks Navy visit

Navy already has a big time lineman headed to Annapolis from Texas in the form of 6-foot-3, 340 pound Maurice Morris. GoMids.com has learned that the same high school that produced Morris for the Mids could provide another impressive lineman for the 2014 signing class. That lineman visited Navy over the weekend. Look inside for details.

Navy already has a big time lineman headed to Annapolis from Texas in the form of 6-foot-3, 340 pound Maurice Morris. GoMids.com has learned that the same high school that produced Morris for the Mids could provide another impressive lineman for the 2014 signing class. That lineman visited Navy over the weekend. Look inside for details.

6-foot-3, 280 pound Michael Leagan was at the Naval Academy over the weekend. Leagan comes from the powerful La Porte, Texas program that produced direct admit Maurice Morris. Although not an option team, La Porte, with Morris and Leagan often paving the way, ran 80 percent of the time and had a running back run for over 2,500 yards last season. Leagan, who visited Navy with his father, liked what he saw in Navy.

"It went well," said Leagan. "Everything was really, really nice. The coaches were great and I had a really good time up in Maryland."

Leagan, who was given a tour of the Navy campus and football facilities by assistant coach Danny O'Rourke, was impressed with he saw. He said he believes that Navy really cares about its players based on the outstanding facilities and the fact that starters are kept out of some drills to protect them from being injured. Leagan watched Saturday's practice and liked what he saw.

"There was no wasted time which I thought was really great and they really get after it," said Leagan who earned second team all-district honors last season at La Porte in a senior heavy district.

Leagan is hearing from all three service academies. Although he doesn't have an offer yet from Navy or any other school, he says he plans to serve in the military whether he attends an academy or not. He aspires to be an Infantry officer. However, he doesn't believe his father, who served in the Navy and is currently a pilot, wants him to be an Infantry officer. He believes Air Force is a really nice school too and would like to visit Army but needs to talk with his father.

As for Navy, Leagan says the Mid staff is waiting to see his senior grades before extending an offer. Leagan thinks that Texas San Antonio and Louisiana Lafayette may be close to offering him.

Stay tuned to GoMids.com-Scout.com for more on Michael Leagan.


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