Leniu is a physical presence but showed solid cover skills and good hands as well. He's a natural leader who teammates rally around and he should definitely be mentioned among the most complete linebackers in the west region.
"This was a total team effort by everyone," Leniu said. "It was just a blessing to be out here with such great teammates and coaches. Saturday we were sluggish and we didn't start out too well but today we had a different attitude and a different mindset and we went out there and got it."
7 on 7 play is typically dominated by the quarterbacks, receivers and defensive backs but Leniu showed what a big impact a linebacker in the middle of a defense can have as well.
"I just tried to flow to the ball, stay patient and let the game come to me," Leniu said. "Like I said, I have great teammates and everyone played well and everyone stepped up their game. Our coaches did a great job preparing us and we played hard. It's a great honor to win MVP and I'm excited to bring it back to Bosco."