Offers Rolling In For Irmo's Leander Barney

When we last spoke with Leander Barney, things were a little quiet on the recruiting front for the 5-8, 170 pound ATH. However, things have been shaping up for the Irmo High star as of late. To date, Barney has 5 scholarship offers to his name. gave the Irmo standout a quick buzz to get the very latest on his recruitment. Read inside for all the details.

Standing at 5-8, 170 pounds, Leander Barney is certainly not the biggest athlete on the field. However, trying to contain him is surely no small task. Last fall Barney accounted for over 1,800 yards of total offense, and 31 touchdowns for the Irmo Yellow Jackets. After posting those kinds of numbers, it's easy to see why several programs have been in pursuit for his services.

"I've been hearing from a lot of schools," Barney said. "I've got offers from Coastal Carolina, SC State, Morgan State, Winston Salem State, and Georgia Southern. I've been in contact with Appalachian State also. They haven't offered me yet, but they want me to schedule a visit with them. So, it's been going really well."

Barney has already taken a trip down to Statesboro, GA. to check on one of the SoCon's finest. "It was real nice," Barney said in regards to his visit to Georgia Southern University. "It seems like everybody from their town comes to the football games. Their fans are really into football, and I really like that. It's a little stadium, but it's real noisy.

Next month will be very eventful for Barney to say the very least. He will be busy checking out most of the programs that have already extended him offers. Barney gave a rundown of his hectic schedule for the next few weeks. "I have a lot of visits scheduled for the month coming up (January)," Barney said. "I go to Coastal Carolina on the 12th, Appalachian State on the 18th, Morgan State on the 26th and South Carolina State on the 2nd of February."

Barney does not have a favorite as of yet. He's simply taking his time in terms of choosing a school because he wants to make sure he finds the perfect fit for him. He will continue taking his visit and will make a decision whenever he feels comfortable.

Inside The Numbers…Leander Barney's Senior Year Stats
Rushing - 1074 yards on 134 attempts & 19 touchdowns
Passing - 42-78 for 548 yards, 9 touchdowns & 1 interception
Punt Returns - 342 yards & 1 touchdown, 11.3 yards per return
Receptions - 8 catches for 240 yards & 3 touchdowns

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