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Mack Leftwich eyes Air Force offer

9/20/2012

If Air Force coach Troy Calhoun’s ears are ringing, it’s because Mack Leftwich (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) can’t stop talking about his team.

With an offer from Steven F. Austin and interest from Akron, Air Force, Pitt, Temple and Villanova, there’s something about the Falcons that keeps popping up for the dual-threat quarterback.

“I just think it’s a real good situation for me,” Leftwich said. “They’re a good football team and I like the entire discipline aspect of going there.”

While Leftwich said he wouldn’t commit on the spot, the 5-foot-10, 182-pound senior said he wouldn’t wait long to give his verbal.

If the Falcons were to lock up Leftwich, they would be getting a proven winner, as North Allegheny heads into the weekend having won 16 straight WPIAL games in a row. Leftwich is a big part of that, as the Tigers have racked up 74 points in their first two games.

The senior leads the way and has gone 26-of-36 for 602 yards and six touchdowns this season.

Leftwich is still high on Steven F. Austin, as the school is the first to throw him a bone, and that has gone a long way for the senior.

“It means a lot to me that they were the first ones to stick their neck out for me,” Leftwich said. “They believe in me. They see I’m a guy who can make good decisions on and off the field.

“On the field, I’m a bit of a dual threat. I can run the ball a bit and can make great decisions in the passing game.”

Leftwich hasn’t set a timetable, but would like to go to Air Force on an official visit.