Player Spotlight: Leonard Pitts C/O 2021 Linebacker/Defensive Line

Leonard Pitts is 5’7 190 pound linebacker for Northside High School. Pitts also sees time on the D-Line for the Patriots, showing his versatility.

What he lacks in size, he certainly makes up for with heart, considering he puts his hand n the dirt at Nose Guard when asked.

The senior is a workhorse in the weight-room, as he currently has a max squat of 330 pounds! He also boasts a 4.8 in the 40-yard dash.

He may be short in height, but what he is not short on, is the ability to be a playmaker!

So far in the 2020 campaign, he has helped lead his team to a 3-1 record. Through those first few games, he has already compiled a monster stat-line.

The senior leader already has 14 tackles on the year with an impressive 8 of those tackles being in the opposing team’s backfield. He also has an eye-popping 6 sacks on the young season so far.

That’s 2 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks each game!

Just chatting with him, you can tell he is a high-character guy and certainly wants to prove himself on the field.

“I feel like what makes me stand out, is my quickness,” Pitts said. “I may not be as tall or as strong as the other guys at my position, but I work as hard as I can to be great. One thing I work on, is my twitch to be able to get off the ball faster.”

One of the best things to look for in an edge-rusher.

Asked what he thinks of his team and what they will do this year, he mentioned some lofty goals. “Right now, we are 3-1,” Pitts said. “It is my hope, as well as the team’s hope, that we can get to the playoffs this year. I would love to be able to accomplish that for my senior year.”

They are certainly headed in the right direction.

I asked Leonard if there was anything he wanted prospective coaches to know about him, and he said yes.

“To any coaches out there, I want them to know that I know that I may not wow them with my measures, but I will wow them with my heart and my hard work-ethic,” Pitts said. “I work harder than most anybody.”

Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard is a great quote by Kevin Durant. I think it applies to Pitts.

Pitts currently maintains a B average in the classroom, as he has an overall GPA of 2.7, which gives him enough to qualify for college level sports.

This young man certainly has a high-motor and would be a great addition to any team that needs a great pass rusher!


Published by Zane Rowland

I love sports and I love helping kids reach their goals and dreams!

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