Jenks tight end Reese Leitao is having a pretty good weekend.

On Friday night, the 6-foot-4, 236-pound senior helped lead the Trojans to a 41-23 season-opening win over Owasso.

On Saturday, he announced on his Twitter account that he was giving a verbal commitment to the University of Nebraska.

“For the next 5 years, I’ll be attending the University of Nebraska,” he wrote.

Leitao holds scholarship offers from 20 schools across the country, including Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Kansas State, Illinois and Penn State.

He is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 15 tight end in his class by

“(Nebraska is) getting not only an outstanding player but an outstanding young man,” Jenks coach Allan Trimble said in a text message. “Reese is a very driven young man.”

Leitao, son of DePaul basketball coach Dave Leitao, moved to Jenks as a sophomore when his father, a former Missouri assistant under Frank Haith, moved to become an assistant on Haith’s new University of Tulsa staff.

Leitao remained in Jenks for his senior season, even though the rest of his family has moved to Chicago.

He had two pass receptions in Friday’s win and also had two sacks, equaling his 2015 total as an occasional pass rusher for the Trojans.

He also averaged 15.4 yards per catch last season and totaled four receiving touchdowns, helping lead Jenks to a fourth consecutive 6A Division I state title.

“Reese is a dual-threat recruit,” said Carl Johnson, Trojans special teams coach. “A great football player who is a difference-maker on either side of the ball, as well as a top student in the classroom.”

Mike Brown


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