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34 Matt Leemhuis
Matt  Leemhuis

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Bethesda, Md.

High School:
Winston Churchill

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
S

HIGH SCHOOL: Big hitter with solid cover skills for coach James Collins at Winston Churchill HS ... 3 stars by Rivals.com ... 2 stars by Scout.com ... rated 21st in Maryland by Rivals.com and 32nd by SuperPrep ... didn't play football until the ninth grade and became a three-year starter at free safety ... made more than 100 tackles and averaged 11 tackles per game and was named a second-team Big School All-State player as a senior ... first-team All-Gazette and first-team all-county ... second-team Washington Post All-Met ... also caught 10 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns as a wide receiver ... captained the team as a senior ... had a breakout season as a junior and helped his team to a 10-2 record and a berth in the region finals ... intercepted seven passes and finished with 85 tackles for a defense that held 10 of 12 opponents to 14 or fewer points ... also played basketball and lacrosse.

PERSONAL: Matthew Dylan Leemhuis ... born 1-16-87 in Johannesburg, South Africa ... son of Dale and Mike Leemhuis ... has a younger brother, Josh ... grew up in South Africa and played rugby as a youngster ... also enjoys golf.

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