Fort Scott's Omar Leftwich talks recruiting

Word was that Fort Scott Omar Leftwich (6-2, 190) had made a commitment to a MAC school, but recently he called them and let them know he wanted to keep his options open. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented cover-man and he updated us on things including which BCS program has let it be known they have their eyes on him...

Leftwich prepped at Harmony Community School in Cincinnati, which is a prep school, and decide to continue his football career at Fort Scott once he got his diploma.

"When you go prep school, you have to go JC so Fort Scott was the place I chose," Leftwich told JCFootball.com. "I really liked it here. The coaches here care about their players and they also really prepare you to move on to the next level."

Leftwich redshirted his first season with the Greyhounds and is putting up solid numbers so far this year, posting 30 tackles, eight passes defensed and one forced fumble while helping lead them to a 6-0 record while allowing only 311 yards per game.

"I'm physical because of my size, but I can run with anyone," Leftwich said. "I like to get up and play press, but I can play whatever scheme a team needs me to. I have good athleticism, so I can turn and run well or I can come up and play tough D right off of the snap and then either play against the run or cover."

Leftwich got offered by Ohio back in the summer and made a commitment shortly after the season had begun, but recently he decided to open things back up.

"I really like Ohio and the coaches, but I think I committed to them too early," Leftwich said. "I wanted to just see what else was out there, but it isn't like I've totally dropped them. They are my favorite school right now, but I felt like I needed to look around a little and then I can make a solid decision."

Besides the offer from Ohio, Leftwich said he's hearing from Kansas State quite a bit right now.

"They really seem to like me," he admitted. "I've been talking to them for a little bit and we've talked about a setting up a visit, but nothing has really been set up yet."

Since he redshirted in 2008, Leftwich will have three years to play three after the conclusion of this season and he plans to sign in December.

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