Miami-based CB visiting

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A newcomer to the Tennessee radar that is in town on an official visit is defensive back A.J. Leggett.

The South Miami (Fla.) High School product is verbally committed to Marshall presently after a pledge to Miami (Fla.) fell through, allegedly due to academics. Florida State and Nebraska have also shown interest.

Leggett was set to trip north to Nebraska for an official last weekend but never made it. However, it is confirmed that he is in Knoxville to hear what coach Derek Dooley and the Volunteers have to offer.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder ranks in at No. 22 in the Orlando Sentinel's Top 100 for the state of Florida. Scout.com has him as a three-star prospect and the No. 39 cornerback in the country. The Miami Herald has reported that he carries at 2.4 GPA and has scored a 22 on the ACT.

Leggett, who spent time earlier in his prep career at Booker T. Washington High School, played both ways his senior season as both a dual-threat quarterback and defensive back. He totaled 101 carries for 450 yards and four touchdowns to go with 85-of-185 passing for 1,217 yards. He picked off three passes.

On a side note, South Miami lost its head coach, Lamont Green, to Southridge last week. Green led Leggett's team to a 9-3 record this year, which was his first with the program. The Cobras made the FHSAA Class 8A state playoffs for the first time in six seasons and promptly eliminated Dr. Michael M. Krop 37-21 before falling to Christopher Columbus Boys Catholic 22-7 back on Nov. 25.

The lone score in South Miami's season finale came on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Leggett.

In the three seasons prior to Green's arrival, South Miami had won a total of three games.


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