Texas may have just taken a hit to their 2017 recruiting class. Tight end signee Reese Leitao was arrested and charged with possession and delivery of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to sell within a thousand feet of a school. The 3-star tight end was arrested at Jenks High, in Tulsa, OK, on Tuesday. He was allegedly found with 20 Xanax pills and $1,300 on his person, and according to reports, he has admitted intent to sell the pills.
— Nathan Thompson (@NathanDThompson) March 1, 2017
Texas announced that they are aware of the arrest, as head coach Tom Herman released this statement, via Fox23:
“We’re aware of the situation involving our signee, Reese Leitao. We’re collecting information, will talk to Reese and his family, let the legal system run its course and then address it further at the appropriate time.”
Generally, you don’t want your players getting arrested before they ever arrive on campus, but perhaps Texas is trying to make a run for the Fulmer Cup in 2017. Although, I’m not entirely sure how this would be scored in the prestigious competition.