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Scout's Take: Virginia Tech QB commit
What to Like: The first thing you notice about Leal is how productive he's been playing in one of the toughest areas of high school football in the entire state. Week in and week out, Leal was making things happen – getting the ball into the hands of his playmakers, leading touchdown drives, and winning games. That's what quarterbacks are for and Leal does a nice job of doing those things, managing games. He's a pretty good athlete who's also a top notch baseball player in the area. He's a hard-working kid who doesn't make a whole lot of mistakes (only seven picks despite throwing the ball a whole bunch). What may concern you: He lacks ideal size for a Div 1 QB prospect at 6-feet and 180 and he doesn't have that big time arm that a lot of people are looking for these days. While he's a good athlete, he's not exactly making a whole lot of plays with his legs. Sure, he does a nice job of keeping plays going that normally would break down but we're not talking about a kid who's going to break off a lot of long runs. He only had about 10 yards rushing per game last season. Bottom Line: He lacks ideal size and arm strength but has plus athleticism, excellent production, makes good decisions with the ball, and manages games really well. He leads one of the top teams in south Florida and haven't the Hokies made a living in recent years with undersized quarterbacks running their offense? He seems like a really good fit for their offense so it was no surprise they offered him so early in the process.
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