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Leggett an intriguing junior

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Jordan Leggett, a junior at Navarre (Fla.), is an intriguing jumbo athlete. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound prospect has drawn early interest from colleges but where he ends up in college - on offense or defense - is to be determined.
In Navarre's season-opening 28-7 victory over Pensacola (Fla.) Washington, Leggett caught a six-yard touchdown pass. He hopes to remain on the offensive side of the ball at the next level.
"I am trying to be a tight end in college football, but I just need to get bigger and faster," Leggett said. "The biggest change is the blocking schemes and pass blocking with the offensive line. Different types of blocks and things like that."
At this stage, Leggett plays both wide receiver and tight end for his high school team depending on the formation. He also contributes at defensive end. Some colleges, such as Virginia Tech, have shown interest in him on defense while others are intrigued by him at the tight end spot.
"I've heard both, offense and defense," Leggett said. "When I go to camps though I normally go as a tight end, because I feel I stand out more amongst that group because I've been a receiver and have better route running than most of them."
Leggett has received correspondence and spoken with coaches from Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Oregon, Rutgers, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech. He is hoping to hear from others, such as Alabama.
Amongst his summer visits was participating in Friday Night Lights at the University of Florida.
"I just like the school a whole lot," Leggett said. "The stadium and everything they showed us, like the weight room facility - I liked it a lot."
In addition to visiting Florida, Leggett also made it on campus at South Alabama, Southern Miss, and Virginia Tech. He said his college visits provided an opportunity to see the amount of work it takes to excel at the next level.
"It just showed me what the college athletes do compared to what we do," Leggett said. "I think it will help make me better, teaching me how to run routes and how to re-trace my steps better."
During the season, Leggett said he hopes to travel with his brother, senior wide receiver Bradley Leggett to a few college campuses.
The only specific school mentioned for an upcoming visit by Leggett was Oregon. He is hoping to visit the Ducks during the summer or next spring.
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