Tommy Leggett prepares for visit to Texas Tech

Tommy Leggett is in Georgia this weekend hanging out with his family as his brother, Jordan, gets set to hear his name called in the NFL Draft.

Big news seems to be running in the family lately as Tommy is headed to Texas Tech next weekend for a visit.

The Red Raiders have made an offer to the freshman safety who played junior college football last year at Alan Hancock in California and is a former standout at Navarre.

“It’s a good feeling seeing that after one season of football in junior college, that it paid off,” Leggett said. “I took a different route but everything still ended up the same. I got what I wanted out of it.”

Leggett led the Bulldogs in tackles last season, racking up 50, and he also picked off two passes.

“I wanted to come in and make a statement, to play to the best of my ability and get to the next level,” Leggett said.

Other schools have shown interest in Leggett, including Utah, but Leggett is leaning towards Tech.

“You usually don’t get an opportunity to come in right away and play, but they are talking to me about getting to play right away,” Leggett said. “To come straight out of JUCO and play D1 football made me want to look into (Tech) further.”

His hope is to start school at Tech this summer and be ready to go this fall. For now, he’s focused on seeing which team will selected his brother in the draft. Jordan is a star tight end who helped lead Clemson to a national championship this past year.

“It feels surreal,” Tommy said. “It’s crazy because every athlete’s dream is to go pro and I get to see it first hand. I couldn’t be happier and more proud of him.”

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