De Sales High (Ky.) had a great season last year reaching the state title game where they fell to defending champion Fort Campbell. One reason for success at De Sales is fullback/linebacker Garrit Leicht. A great all-around athlete, Leicht believes his hard work is the key.
"I'm a very hard worker ad a motivated student athlete," said Leicht. "I'm always in the weight room or out running on my own," he continued.
Leicht, 6-foot-2, 220-pounds is a strong performer in the weigh room. He squats 515 pounds, cleans 280 pounds and benches 280 pounds. Add in his 4.6 forty time and you have the makings of a good looking football player.
"My father played for West Point and my brother is a linebacker at Louisville," he continued. "I plan on following in their footsteps and succeeding as a college player," Leicht said. "I believe one of my top strengths is my coachability. I'm a smart guy and am always looking to improve and learn new techniques. I think I can fit into almost any program," he said.
Leicht camped with several schools this spring and summer, including: Memphis, Eastern Kentucky, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Kentucky, Ball State, Bowling Green and Cincinnati. He also attended Mars Hill Blue Chip Camp and the National Underclassmen Combine. Leicht's best numbers throughout those camps were his 4.6 forty, 4.28 shuttle, L-drill 6.96, 9'4" broad jump and his 33 inch vertical.
"I did well at each camp and received the most interest from Bowling Green, Ball State, Memphis, Western Kentucky, Cincinnati and Kentucky," he said. Over all those schools as well as Murray State, Indiana State, Harvard, Penn, Brown, Princeton and several others are showing interest and want to view his senior film.
In order to excel at the college level, Leicht still wants to work on one specific aspect. "My speed. The game is always getting faster and you can never be too quick," he said. "I am always trying to get quicker feet and eliminate extra steps and take my game to the next level."
On the way to the next level, Leicht hopes to stop by the state title game again. "My biggest goal would have to be to return to the state championship as a leader of the team and make enough noise to get D-1 attention and some offers," he continued.