Burien (Wash.) Evergreen High School dual-threat quarterback Luther Leonard is one of the top players in Washington and at 6-foot-2, 184-pounds he's getting plenty of attention from the college coaches early on. He just now needs somebody to officially step up and give him his first scholarship offer.
"Washington, Oregon State, Georgia Tech and Illinois are the most recent schools to call and contact me," Leonard, who threw for 1,600 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior, said.
"I really don't have any leaders at this point. I haven't really taken that into consideration until I get a couple of offers. If I don't have any offers, then there is nothing to narrow it down to."
Leonard believes there are a few teams that are close, though.
"Possibly Washington if I'm able to make it to their spring camp and do well there then I might get an offer while I'm there, but who knows," he said. "I'm also going to the Burton Showcase down in Oregon. There's supposed to be like 110 college coaches there."
When it comes time to make the decision, Leonard has a few things he will look at.
"Football tradition, location and how they've done in the past couple seasons," he said. "Those will be the schools. I'd like a shot at playing quarterback also. No school has talked to me yet about playing wide receiver, but it may be a possibility."
In the mean time, he's focused on helping his team win football games next season and helping his recruiting stock also.
"I wanted to make the top 100, but I don't know if that's going to work out," he said. "I just want to prove everybody wrong. I see a couple guys that I know I'm better than but they're rated higher than me. I just want to prove everybody wrong and win a state championship."
"All-state would be nice and hopefully I can crack that top 100."
To do that he knows he needs to get better.
"The biggest thing I need to improve on is my consistency," he said. "Sometimes I make a great throw then sometimes I'll just miss my target."