West Columbus (Cerro Gordo, NC) standout Travis Leggett will return to his natural position of running back after spending 2006 at quarterback. Despite playing out of position, Leggett still managed to tally 1,320 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns while averaging nearly seven yards per carry. That came on the heels of an impressive junior campaign that saw him rush for better than 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. Leggett proved to be equally effective at defensive back- registering 50 tackles and six interceptions as a junior. He finished the season will all-conference, all-area and all-region honors.
Leggett told Pack Pride recently that he's anxious to make the move back to running back.
"I had to move to quarterback last year because our starter got hurt," said Leggett. "But I'm moving back to running back this year and that's where I want to play. Everyone that's recruiting me is recruiting me for running back."
At 6-0, 190 pounds, Leggett ran a 4.82-second 40-yard dash on a slow surface at the Scout.com combine held at Duke last year and he will certainly look to improve on that number this spring. He also recorded an impressive 34-inch vertical jump and 4.57-second pro shuttle.
As far as recruiting interest goes, Leggett is hearing from several schools but he's hoping for one offer in particular.
"Right now I'm hearing from NC State, Virginia, UNC, Virginia Tech and East Carolina," said Leggett. "As far as NC State is concerned, I'm looking forward to getting an offer from them soon but they haven't said much about that since last football season. I'm hoping they'll give me some good news and I'm looking forward to playing for them in the future."
Leggett plans to camp at Virginia Tech, NC State and UNC over the summer and his performance will likely go a long ways towards landing him that first offer. For now, that remains one of several goals for his senior season.
"I think the big thing is I'd like to get that first scholarship offer," said Leggett. "I'd like to get about 2,500 yards rushing and win a state championship. It's been a while since we've won a state championship."
Leggett is a super student and projects as an academic qualifier.