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Lee, Leggett getting it done in California

As we continue following recruiting in the state of Florida, we don’t want to forget our high school graduates who are now attending community colleges across the country. It is our way of not losing track of our greatest natural resource - our Florida kids!

The last image most had of Alwan Lee was one during perhaps the greatest offensive performance put on by a quarterback in South Florida. Lee and his Booker T. Washington team fell short to Seffner Armwood a few times during his career, but the game that saw Lee put up over 400 yards of offensive and almost took down the Hawks by himself, was one that everyone remembers.

While Lee was to accept a scholarship to play at USF, things never worked out for this talented athlete, forcing him to start over in California at Yuba Community College, where he is joined by a number of teammates from BTW such as Lester Hundley, Ladeven Kirkland, Deivon Tate and Anthony White.

“I am looking at a few schools, but would like to come back to Florida,” said Lee. “I have done well out here and the competition is really impressive, but after this year, I am looking to land at a D1A school back east.”

Lee, a sophomore, is still playing quarterback as well as receiver and making a solid impact, which has added to his already quality resume.

When Ryan Leggett was at St. Thomas Aquinas, he just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time as the Wesley Carroll era lasted three season before the talented quarterback went on to Mississippi St. and led the Bulldogs to a bowl win over UCF.

While he had very few snaps for the Raiders, the 6-2, 190-pounder was in search of a chance to show what he could do as a starter. He found that opportunity at San Jose City College, where he starts and coaches believe that he has a very good opportunity to be a D1 college prospect.

Last Saturday, his team beat Hartnell College, 27-6 in the conference opener. In that game, Leggett went 16 of 27 for 205 yards, 1 TD and no picks.

If you have an athlete who is playing at a community college, D2, D3 or NAIA program that gets little exposure, let me know and we’ll let everyone back home know that we are still tracking the players.

LARRY BLUSTEIN
Lblustein@miamiherald.com

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