Michael McCammon

Western Kentucky Class of 2017 Football Class: Signed TE Kris Leach

Western Kentucky Class of 2017 Football Class: TE Kris Leach. WKU Insider takes a closer look at the Hilltoppers signee.


BIO:  Bealeton (Va.) Liberty High School's Kris Leach is a 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end that became an integral part of his team's ground and pass attacks.

RECRUITMENT:  Leach collected an impressive number of scholarship offers, including from fellow Conference USA foes, but trimmed his list to Ohio, Temple and WKU prior to making his announcement.

EVALUATION:  Leach provides another weapon for an offense that will utilize multiple tight ends.  He has the size and skill to be effective in all phases of the position.

QUOTABLE: "I really like the coaching staff there," he said.  "They have a lot of energy and I really like those guys a lot and I felt at home."

BOTTOM LINE:  Leach was one of the first to collect a scholarship offer from first-year head coach Mike Sanford and quickly became an addition to the recruiting class.  His addition strengthens the tight end depth chart which will see plenty of action in the Sanford offense.

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