Christian County LB poised for big year

Christian County's Nick Leis moved from Clarksville, Tennessee before his junior year to Hopkinsville where he's made a strong contribution to the Colonels football program. Leis hopes to be a part of a big year for Christian County this year.

Christian County's Nick Leis moved from Clarksville, Tennessee before his junior year to Hopkinsville where he's made a strong contribution to the Colonels football program. Leis hopes to be a part of a big year for Christian County this year.

One of the top players on Christian County's roster is rising senior Nick Leis. Leis could see his stock rise with a big year this as a senior. Leis has already shown one ability that many prospects struggle with.

"I think I read (the offense) pretty well. I study a lot on film. I prepare myself very well, so I know what the offense is going to do before they do it," he said. The 6-foot-1 ½, 205-pound linebacker, hopes that his extra work in the film room can accentuate his on the field skills.

"I'd like to work on my field coverage and my one-on-one coverage," said Leis. "I'm good going down hill (attacking the ball)," he said. "I think I did pretty well last year. There are a few things I want to work on, but overall I did pretty well," he continued.

Leis plays on both sides of the ball (linebacker and tight end) for Christian County. "On offense I think I did pretty good on blocking. And I run routes pretty well. I caught everything that came my way," Leis said.

"On defense I came down hill pretty well," he said. "I think we did pretty well as a team," he said.

Leis has camped at several state and area schools this spring, including: Murray State, Austin Peay, Campbellsville and Eastern Kentucky.

"I felt good at Austin Peay. I did pretty good at Campbellsville. I ran a 4.3 on my shuttle. I ran the forty in 4.85," he said.

Leis holds no offers at this point, but he's hearing from a few regularly. "Centre College has called me a lot," he said. "They want me to come up for a visit soon. I'm not sure I'll go," he said. "I hear from Campbellsville, Hanover and Western Kentucky's coach came and talked to me at the school," he said.

When it comes down to choosing a school for Leis, academics is the top priority. "I have over a 4.0 G.P.A.," he said. "My main goal is academics. I try to focus on my school work. I want to make sure the school I go to is good both academically and in football," he finished.


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