The Colorado Buffaloes received a big time commitment from this weekend's visitors in Louisiana QB Munchie Legaux. Earlier today, we learned that his teammate, WR Keenan Canty, committed to the Buffs. Rivals.com ranks the 6'4" athlete as the 12th best dual threat quarterback in the nation and 14th overall in the state of Louisiana. Legaux had a very impressive offer list with interest from Michigan, Tennessee, Ole Miss, West Virginia, Baylor, Oregon, Utah and Virginia among others.
Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming rates Legaux as the #98th overall prospect in the nation for 2010. In an article from nola.com, Legaux is described as having superior escape-ability and arm strength as well as being called a winner:
His height, superior arm strength and escape-ability make him a most intriguing prospect for coaches of the spread offense such as Michigan's Rich Rodriguez.
He enters his final season ranked among the nation's top 10 dual threat quarterback prospects, according to Rivals.com, and earlier this month added inclusion on The Times-Picayune Preseason Top 20 Blue Chip List. His admirers are not limited to Ann Arbor or the media.
He has attracted coast-to-coast recruiting interest and holds nearly 20 official offers. Tulane was the first school to extend an offer with Michigan following next.
His extended list now includes several prominent BCS schools such as Oregon, Tennessee, West Virginia, Colorado, Baylor, Kansas State and Virginia. Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss and Florida International head up a secondary list that includes every state school except LSU.
Legaux, who turns 18 on Sept. 27, participated in the Les Miles Tiger Football Camp in June and LSU recruited him into the summer, but recently backed away.
"They would have been in my top three," Legaux said. "I think they're underestimating me. I think they think that I'm a receiver playing quarterback, but I'm not fast enough to play receiver at LSU."
Legaux has 4.65-second speed in the 40, which may be sub-elite for a receiver. For a quarterback -- and make no mistake, Legaux considers himself a quarterback - his foot speed is not an issue. A more telling test is the 3.95 clocking he's posted in the short shuttle that simulates the cutting, stopping and starting ability involved in moving around the pocket.
"I'm a quarterback," Legaux said. "That's what I want to be."
"The intangible that Munchie has," Juluke added, "is that he's such a great competitor. He's just a winner. That's probably the best way to describe him. He's a winner."
Here is a little biography from scout.com:
Munchie Legaux is a dual-threat quarterback who finished his junior season with 1,800 yards passing for 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also added another 450 yards rushing for another 10 scores, earning Offensive District MVP honors. He says he can bench 235 pounds and squats 355.
(Soph) Played in only three games due to a broken ankle. He passed for over 350 yards and five touchdowns, and still earned 10-4A First Team All-District honors.
Partial senior (3-0) stats: 450 yards passing and nine touchdowns through the air, two more scores on the ground.
Legaux plans to major in sports medicine and reports a 3.0 core GPA and a 17 ACT.
Legaux: "I have good lower body mechanics. I’m a dual-threat. I look to pass first, but I can make plays with my feet too.
"I’m a little slim though, so I’m trying to bulk up. I think if I got a little stronger and faster I could go from being a good player to a great player."
Here are the profiles on the recruiting sites. Much more to come later:
Welcome to both Munchie and Keenan!