Knoxville will have a little New Orleans flavor to it this upcoming weekend. New Orleans wide receiver Dywan Griffin already announced today that he plans on taking an official visit to Tennessee this upcoming weekend, and now another player from the New Orleans area in the 2019 class will be joining him.
Four-star dual-threat quarterback Lance LeGendre tweeted out on Monday that he plans to officially visit Knoxville on Friday, January 18th. LeGendre played for Warren Easton High School in New Orleans.
— Lance LeGendre (@LLeGendre12_) January 14, 2019
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, LeGendre is the No. 231 overall player and No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in the 2019 class. He was once committed to Kansas but announced his decommitment from the Jayhawks on August 1st. He holds offers from Alabama, Georgia, Florida State, Texas A&M, and others.
Tennessee’s coaches offered LeGendre back in January of 2018, and he visited UT’s campus in March for a Junior Day event. After his official visit to Knoxville this upcoming weekend, he’s scheduled to take an official visit to Florida State the following weekend.
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Though LeGendre is rated as a quarterback and will probably get his first shot at that position in college, it’s believed he could also be viewed as a receiver or safety by teams. But he’ll get his first look as a quarterback by whichever school he ends up at.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound quarterback has a very strong arm and can deliver passes deep downfield with ease. He can throw accurately on the run, and he already knows how to run an offense that’s predicated on RPOs based on his highlight film. He has a little bit of a wind-up when he throws, and he’s not the most technically-sound thrower. But his play gets results, and he makes some very impressive throws. He’s definitely a true “dual-threat” quarterback. He’s dangerous on the run and has a great blend of size and speed that makes him extremely difficult to tackle.
LeGendre completed 115 of his 210 pass attempts for 1,707 yards, 27 touchdowns, and just four interceptions while running for 579 yards and five scores as a senior. He also accumulated 203 total yards and three touchdowns in Warren Easton’s close title game loss to powerhouse Karr High School. He won several Player of the Week awards during his senior year as well.
Right now, Florida State is seen as the favorite to land LeGendre. The Vols signed three-star quarterback Brian Maurer in the early signing period, and he’s an early enrollee for Tennessee as well. Florida State doesn’t have a quarterback signed in their 2019 class, and new offensive coordinator Kendal Briles would like to change that between now and National Signing Day.
LeGendre’s recruitment will be interesting to track over the next three weeks as he decides which school to attend. It appears as though the race for his services have come down to Tennessee and Florida State.