Drummer high on the Dawgs

Leon Drummer is a 6-5, 300-pound lineman from Berkeley (Calif.) Saint Mary's, and Leon recently took in the Husky camp up in Seattle. Unfortunately, a family emergency forced Leon home a day early but it didn't dampen his enthusiasm for what he saw at Montlake.

"It was an amazing camp," Drummer told Dawgman.com. "I got a lot of good instruction from the coaches. They were great. They showed me new techniques for my stance and also how to run my 40 better and how to hit people better."

The coaches were there for Leon on and off the field during the camp. "They showed me around campus, the facilities the locker rooms...all the good stuff," he said.

Seeing Husky Stadium was a highlight for Leon. "The stadium is amazing, humongous," Drummer said. "I thought it would be big, but not that big. The field was good. The atmosphere, the weather...everything was perfect."

It wasn't THE highlight, though. "The hitting drills," Leon said, unequivocally. "We all got together in a circle and did one-on-ones. I love to hit. That was fun."

Rick Neuheisel made sure Drummer knew he was being noticed. "We talked everyday," he said. "My family talked to him. He talked about the school and he got me excited."

Excited enough to pull the trigger and become a Husky? "I told him that they are very high on my list but I'm still looking at my other choices," Leon said. "I'm not going to make a decision now, but Washington's high on my list."

Leon's other choices at this time include Cal, Stanford, UNLV, Colorado, San Jose State and San Diego State. All of those schools, including the Huskies, have offered full scholarships. "UCLA is looking at me right now," Leon was quick to add. "They said they are about to offer me."

And it appears that whoever earns Drummer's verbal commitment should be hearing about it pretty soon. "Right now I'm thinking that I'll make a decision before my season starts," he said.

Leon doesn't plan on taking any more trips to schools before this fall, but hasn't ruled anything out at this point.

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