Talented Dallas (TX) OL Jack Leyrer talks USC interest + More

July 28, 2020
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When USC got commitments from OL Mason Murphy‍, Maximus Gibbs‍, Saia Mapakaitolo‍ and Bram Walden‍ committed to Oregon, the Trojans were basically all in on Elite Orem (UT) OT Kingsley Suamataia‍ and nobody else until earlier this month. That's when Tim Drevno offered Notre Dame commit Blake Fisher‍ and talented Highland Park (TX) OT Jack Leyrer‍.

USC has speaking to Fisher on a regular basis, but there's little or zero chance of him flipping, but Leyrer is uncommitted and has legit interest in the Trojans. In fact, just like he recently took an unescorted unofficial to the University of Virginia, he told USC Scoop he'd like to travel to Los Angeles to visit to the USC campus if possible before announcing his school choice in early September.

“The offer from USC sort of came out of nowhere, but I'm glad they offered and I'm excited it's another great opportunity for me,” said Leyrer. “I have an uncle in Los Angeles and visiting USC this Summer like I did with UVA is definitely a possibility."

With the offer from USC coming only a few weeks ago, Leyrer says hIs communications with the staff has been limited, but he has considerable knowledge of the school and football program.

“We’ve had a some phone conversations, three or four Facetime calls and there are plans for a virtual tour in the near future, so we’ll see where that goes,” Leyrer said. “USC is obviously a great football program and it's been pretty phenomenal historically. They obviously have a great academic reputation as well and that's a part of the reason I have interest...the high academics and great football aspect.

"I don't know a ton past that, but there's still an opportunity to learn a lot more. I plan to major in something like economics or get some type of business degree. At Stanford they have something called Management Science and Engineering. So, something like that degree, but it's not set in stone as I'm just about to be 18 years old and not sure what I'd like to do for the rest of my life at this point."

Tim Drevno and Graham Harrell are the two coaches Leyrer is familiar with at USC

“I actually met Graham Harrell when I was a freshman and he was at North Texas,” Leyrer said.”He came up to the school, but we haven't had any contact since then. But I had met him before which is pretty cool. And I’ve had a couple of really cool conversations on Facetime with Coach Drevno. He's been awesome, I think he's a great coach a great to continue to build my relationship with him. I'm also looking forward to talking with Coach (Clay) Helton in the future."

Stanford offered Leyrer in April, but he's been communicating with the Cardinal staff and building relationships with them since February.

“My interest is kind of high in Stanford and I want to have a mix of high level football, high level education and those type of schools are what I've narrowed my focus to at this point,” he said.”The schools that offer that are the schools I'm most interested in. I've been able to build great relationships with the people at Stanford and it's been a really cool process."

When it comes time to make a decision on a school, Leyrer is looking for some specific criteria to be met with that university.

I'm looking for relationships, the chemistry in the locker room, high level football, high level academics, who I'm going to be coached by and will they be able to develop me into the best player I can be and location are the big items I'm looking for,” said Leyrer.”There are possibly a few other things, but those are some of the major ones ,” Leyrer said.

USC Scoop will catch up with Leyrer next week in Allen, TX.

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