SU Offers Long Island Athlete

Freeport (Long Island, NY) RB/DB Leslie Jackman might not be as big of a name on Long Island as North Babylon's Jason Gwaltney but he is starting to get the same amount of Division 1 interest.

"Syracuse and Michigan State have offered Leslie," according to Freeport Head Football Coach Russ Cellan.

"Penn State, West Virginia, and Maryland are also showing strong interest and probably will offer him. He runs a 4.4 forty and that has really drawn a lot of schools to be interested in him."

Cellan says as of right now Syracuse is the leader for Jackman's services because they were the first to offer him and have been recruiting him the hardest.

"He went up to Syracuse for their junior day and really liked it. The coaching staff wants him to play wide receiver there and he is interested in that."

Cellan also said that Jackman plans on camping at Syracuse this summer and will probably make his college decision before the start of his football season.

Jackman is a 5-foot-11, 175-pound RB/DB that made Second Team All-Long Island this past season. He led his Freeport High School team to an undefeated season and the Long Island Class 1 championship in 2003.

Jackman rushed for 234 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns in the Long Island Class 1 championship game win over William Floyd. Jackman is widely considered as being as one of the top 15 football players in NYS in 2005.

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