Update On Texas Football: One Of Their Incoming Recruits Was Arrested For Selling Xanax On School Grounds
FOX- Former Jenks football player and University of Texas signee Reese Leitao was arrested at Jenks High School Tuesday on possession and delivery of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to sell within a thousand feet of a school.
According to the Jenks campus police report, Leitao had 20 Xanax pills and more than $1,300 on him. According to the report, Leitao admitted to a Jenks administrator he was selling the Xanax.
Jenks public schools sent FOX23 this statement: “We are aware of the situation and we are gathering more information. We will fully cooperate with law enforcement during this ongoing investigation.”
Leitao was booked in the Tulsa County Jail Tuesday afternoon. He got out early Wednesday morning, according to the jail website.
::takes quick look at scouting report::
Yeaaaah, not the best look for Texas football here. Obviously the Longhorns can't be held accountable for an incoming student getting busted for pedaling stress medication prior to his enrollment, but they should feel pretty crappy that a 3-star recruit valued $1,300 in drug money over his scholarship. By all accounts, Reese Leitao is a run-of-the-mill prospect, and he made the conscious decision to carry Xany bars around campus while already committed to receiving an opportunity to play for what is supposed to be the preeminent program in the state known for it's football.
Can't help but think that Tom Herman had a sobering moment of clarity when he realized that some slightly above average tight end didn't think the chance to slap on that "prestigious" burnt orange jersey and get a free ride in Austin was worth enough to stop pushing weight on school property. Someone run down to the nearest deli and get Texas' new head football coach a pastrami sandwich with double meat and all the fix-ins, because he's going to have to eat his way through feeling like he took the perfect job offer. Even the Strong-est of men have bowed down to the failures of a program whose reputation stopped preceding it and started lapping it. If Reese Leitao's priorities are any indication then Tom Herman might want to confiscate his entire stash, because - to put it lightly - turning things around is going to be anxiety inducing.