Standing at 6-foot-0, 195-pounds, Brett Leary has great size for a high school running back or even as a safety. Leary is also a strong runner as evidenced by his nearly 1100 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns (two receiving) as a senior. But Leary is still in the early stages of college recruitment.
"Elmhurst and Wabash have contacted me, but I hoe to expand my options once I send out my film and figure out the whole recruiting thing," said Leary.
Leary's expectations are simple and so are his goals once he finds the special program.
"I'm looking for the best possible situation that I can get. I believe I can play at the next level, whether it be a walk-on or a scholarship athlete," said Leary. "Where ever I go, no matter what program, I'm going to give it my all and earn my spot," he said.
Hard work isn't foreign to Leary and he believes that's one of the biggest assets he has as a player.
"I've always valued my work ethic," said Leary. "I'd rather earn my respect or position than to have it handed to me," he said. Leary also has a nice skill set that could transition to the next level as well. "I make quick decisions and I have great vision to get to the open field. Then I break away from defenders. I don't go down on the first hit often. I also can lower the pads when I have to," he continued.
"I can always improve my all all-around game, but specifically I would say (I want to work on) better one-on-one moves in the open field," he said.
Oldham County, despite injuries managed a solid season and Leary's contributions helped make that happen.
"Despite key injuries to Dylan Sims and Tyler Oldham, two key players to our defense and offense, I really loved to watch the younger guys step up and make plays. As a team we grew together more each game," said Leary.
Leary also discussed his contributions.
"I've become more confident running the ball as the season progressed. I really picked it up towards the end and ran through a lot more tackles. I became a more physical runner as well," he said.
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