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RB Jordan Leasure (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Dryden, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/sports/high-school/football/2016/02/09/high-school-football/80073698/

    A-C's Leasure headed to Ohio State to play football
    [​IMG] Tom Wilson, Reporter
    8:33 p.m. EST February 9, 2016

    AMANDA - Most Ohio high school football players dream of playing football for the Ohio State Buckeyes, but few get that opportunity.

    Amanda-Clearcreek senior Jordan Leasure is no different, at least on that first half.

    “Ever since I was little, I wanted to play for Ohio State,” Leasure said. “I knew if that was ever going to happen, I would have to work hard and be dedicated if I was ever going to get a chance to put an Ohio State jersey on.”

    Leasure’s childhood dream will become a reality. He is headed to Ohio State as a preferred walk-on, which means he is on the team and will be treated just like the rest of the players. The only difference is he has to pay his tuition. More than likely, he will eventually earn a full scholarship.

    Leasure, who is a three-sport standout, including wrestling and track — he is the No. 1 ranked 195-pounder in the state in Division II wrestling this season and qualified for the state track meet in the 110 hurdles last season — will begin his career as a running back when he reports to Ohio State. His position may change, but that is where he will start out.


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  2. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Sounds like a fantastic kid. Confident we'll at no less be seeing Leasure playing some good special teams in the next few years.
     
  3. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    I always enjoy it when a smaller-division school kid gets to be on the Buckeyes.
     
  4. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Great kid. I had a first hand glimpse at what Nate Ebner was able to do at OSU. This kid reminds me of Nate.
     
  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    High praise
     
  6. Buckeye1

    Buckeye1 Senior

  7. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

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    “Ever since I was little, I wanted to play for Ohio State,”
     
  8. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Given the subject and the source, I'd challenge you to find higher praise. Wade putting anyone on Nate's level is just about as high as praise gets.

    Looking forward to rooting for him.
     
  9. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    never properly welcomed Jordan.....

    :urban1::urban2:
     
  10. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    The line that gets me is "More then likely he will eventually earn a full scholarship"

    Let's be honest the odds are against him to get a scholarship at any point. Especially with how we are recruiting the last few years.

    This is why I give kids like this a mountain of respect. It takes love. PURE love of a university to take these kind of odds and this kid has done just that.

    Against the odds and it doesn't matter. You have a fan here with me.
     
  11. BUCKYLE

    BUCKYLE Washed

    Special. Powers.
     
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  12. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2017/08/84387/walk-on-running-back-jordan-leasure-brings-toughness-hard-work-to-ohio-state

    WALK-ON RUNNING BACK JORDAN LEASURE BRINGS TOUGHNESS, HARD WORK TO OHIO STATE
    Dan Hope on August 21, 2017 at 8:35 am @dan_hope

    A dislocated shoulder couldn’t stop Jordan Leasure from continuing to practice during his first season at Ohio State.

    Even though Leasure didn’t play in any games for the Buckeyes last season, he still felt it was important to be on the practice field every day despite his injury.

    "I was trying to give the best look to my guys," Leasure said. "We were kind of low on scout-team running backs. That’s what I was last year, so I knew I had to get back quick … and then once I was good to go, it was just keep on going."

    A walk-on running back from Amanda, Ohio, Leasure knew he wasn’t going to play last year even if he was healthy. He’s not guaranteed to see playing time this year, and even if he does, it will likely only be in a limited capacity. But none of that deterred him from practicing through the pain last year or continuing to work hard this year.

    "It’s a lot of hard work. You do exactly what you’re asked, and you try to do above that," Leasure said. "My role here is just like everybody else. You’re making the team better. You do whatever the coaches ask, and then you try to do some more."

    Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford replied without hesitation – then repeated his answer five times – when asked what Leasure brings to the group of players he coaches.

    "Toughness," Alford said. "Toughness, toughness, toughness, toughness, toughness."

    Alford says Leasure has "garnered a lot of respect" from his coaches and teammates.

    "When he speaks, guys listen," Alford said. "He doesn’t say much. Guys will be bantering back and forth, they’ll say a lot. But then all of a sudden, he speaks and everyone shuts up and listens. Which tells you that’s the mark of a guy that they have respect for."

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