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Longview's Leonard picks up offer from Longhorns

By Jimmy Carter jcarter@news-journal.com
March 30, 2013 at 11 p.m.


One of the top in-state receivers picked up an offer from the Lone Star State's flagship university Saturday.

Longview class of 2014 receiver Dorian Leonard was extended an offer by Texas, adding the Longhorns to a rapidly-growing list of offers that includes Oklahoma, Florida State, Texas Tech and Oregon State.

The 6-foot-4, 198-pounder was in Austin for the Texas Relays and received the offer while visiting with the Texas coaching staff. He is Longview's highest-rated class of 2014 recruit, according to Rivals.com.

The web site ranks him the No. 2 receiver and No. 25 player overall in-state. Recruiting site 24/7 Sports ranks him the No. 43 receiver in the nation and a three-star recruit, while Scout.com ranks him the No. 75 receiver in the country and a three-star recruit.

Leonard burst onto the recruiting scene by catching 21 passes for 444 yards and four touchdowns last season, establishing himself as the Lobos' top downfield threat and putting up impressive numbers in an offense that lost starting quarterback Bivins Caraway to an ACL injury in the season opener.

Leonard was also a first-team all-district performer for Longview's basketball team.

(Follow Jimmy Carter on Twitter @jicartersports)

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