Leondike, a product of The Colony High School (TX) spent the last two years at Redlands JUCO in Oklahoma. Leondike signed with LPG on June 6, 2016 and, less than a year later, will have the opportunity to further his playing career and education at the next level. While at Redlands, Leondike maintained a GPA of 3.8.
“I couldn’t have done it without LPG,” commented Leondike. He is the ninth Luce Prospect that has accepted a scholarship in 2017, raising the total scholarship dollars earned for this class alone to over $300,000.
“We let our results speak for us,” said LPG Founder Jake Luce. “Our Prospects are the ones putting in the work. Joey’s consistent work ethic on the field and in the classroom has paid off. I’ve worked out with him several times; he is the definition of what a Luce Prospect is. He’s kept his head down, worked extremely hard, and has earned this terrific opportunity to play at the next level.”
“We’re definitely excited to bring Joey in,” said William Jewell College Recruiting Coordinator Jason Middleton. “We think he will be a great fit.”
Leondike came to LPG while on the mend from a previous injury and regularly attended the LPG Elite Training Program last summer (see interview below) in order to get to full strength. He will join fellow Luce Prospect Brandon Valentine, who accepted a scholarship to William Jewell earlier this year. “It’s really great news,” said Chris Valentine, Brandon’s father. “It’s really good that (Joey and Brandon) will both know someone going up there now.”
There are now six remaining Prospects available in the Class of 2017, most of whom already have offers on the table.
“I think college coaches are starting to realize the type of talent we have at LPG from top to bottom,” said Luce. “I’m looking forward to seeing where our final six Prospects end up. These next few weeks should be very exciting.”