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John Leglue, Holy Savior Menard Football, Tulane Football
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Recruit Spotlight: OL John Leglue, Holy Savior Menard High School, Class of 2014, Tulane Recruit

Interview with John Leglue

by Reid Althage

John Leglue, Holy Savior Menard Football, Tulane Football

John Leglue-Property of LAFM


LAFM: Name, position, and School?

My name is John Leglue, and I played OL for Holy Savior Menard High School. I am now signed to play with Tulane University.


LAFM: Current height and weight?

6-6,  295 lbs


LAFM:  Any impressive accolades or stats?

I got First Team All-District, First Team All-Cenla, and Honorable Mention All-State 


LAFM: You signed with  Tulane. What other schools were you looking at if any?

I was actually committed to UL-Lafayette at one point, but ended up decommitting at the last minute. I had about 8 scholarship offers: ULM, McNeese, Southeastern, Nicholls, Central Arkansas, and Stephen F. Austin were some of the schools. I also was asked by some bigger schools to walk-on but decided to go with the scholarship. 


LAFM: When did you first get in touch with the Tulane?

I went to their camp last summer. They had been in touch with me ever since.


LAFM: Why did you choose the Green Wave?

 I chose Tulane for education purposes and just looking at the long run. I felt like I would receive a better education at Tulane,  and a degree from Tulane is better for my future.


LAFM: What are some things that stand out from your visit?

It was the campus, the students, and the faculty as a whole. New Orleans is a great city. The football program is on the rise. Coach Johnson has everyone on board and is doing a great job. The Offensive Line Coach, John McDonell, is a great guy and I have a good relationship with him. Everybody who I talked to was just real supportive towards me. It is a real family over there.


LAFM: Who are some people that stand out as major factors helping you along the way of your recruiting process?

Our head football coach, Freddie Hallman, helped out a lot. He really helped get my name out their and also supported my decisions. My parents and brothers all helped me. They supported me while letting me do what I wanted to do. I ended up making the best decision for me.



LAFM: What is one thing you think that you need to improve upon or adjust to going to the next level?

As an Offensive Lineman, the speed of the game is going to be completely different than it was in high school. High School has kids that you can just overpower along the line. At the next level, all the D-Linemen are the best ones you faced in high school. They are bigger, faster, and stronger and that goes for every game. It is going to take some time to learn and get used to.
LAFM: What advice would you give on the recruiting process to the 2015 class?
 Make sure you go to every camp that you can. The more camps you go to, the easier it is to get your name out there. When you show a camp interest, they show interest back. Do everything you can, work hard, and if it is meant to be then it will happen.
LAFM: What are you most excited about going into next year?
The whole college experience. I am ready to be independent and do my own thing. I am ready start working out and getting bigger, faster, and stronger. Obviously, I just cannot wait for the whole football experience. I had a cousin who went to Northwestern, and he said it was an absolute blast. He talked a lot about the relationship you build with everyone on the team and how it impact you for the rest of my life.

LAFM: How has Holy Savior Menard prepared you for football at the next level?

Menard taught me a good work ethic and how to endure. They also taught us how to be a family. When you have rough edges, you always have people to pick you up. They showed us how to be a leader and how to own up to what you have to do. Own up to your responsibility. As a team, you need to do whatever it takes to help your team accomplish your goal.


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