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Introducing LeRoy Athlete Landon Welte Class Of 2025

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Landon Welte LeRoy Athlete Class Of 2025 5'9 160

Landon Welte how is your summer going? It’s going great! I’ve been to 6 camps so far; I have one more July 1st. It’s been a nonstop grind right now to get to where I am, but I still for sure have so much more to improve in many areas. My family, friends, and coaches have all been very supportive along the way. There hasn’t been a second where I feel like I haven’t felt mistreated in any way shape or form, and I am truly grateful for every second of it. How was your sophomore season? It had its ups and downs… I definitely started off a lot stronger, but I’d say it was very solid. There were some games that went really well for me, but there were also several games looking back, whether it was my technique or just I wasn’t big enough at the time, that I needed to improve my ability.

What should college coaches know about you? I will do as much as I possibly can to be the best player I possibly can be, the best teammate I possibly can be, and just the best version of myself. I also care just as much in the classroom and my future as much as I care for football. What does football mean to you? Football to me isn’t just a sport I love. It was one of the first sports that I was given a chance when I was younger, and football to me has several life lessons in it. In order to be great at football you have to put the time in, you have to be able to listen to your peers and coaches, and when things get difficult in certain situations you have to have the mental toughness to overcome that obstacle and give it your all. What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field? I feel like I have good physical traits, but I think the best thing I have going for me would be the mental part of it. The ability when things get hard or I’m tired to not show the opposing team that I am tired or that it’s difficult.

How does LeRoy look for the upcoming season? I’m not going to give any promises, but I feel like we’re going to be the best LeRoy our town has seen in several years. Our juniors and seniors the past 7-8 years just haven’t put the extra amount of time we have this year. Everyone from our star players to our rotational guys have seen so much improvement. Most of our players have gained at least 15 pounds since the end of last year, but some of us have even gained up to 30. In the weight room we might be the best we’ve ever had. We’ve had several records this year and we’ve had 4 900 lbs members for squat, clean, and bench. And for the first time in years we’ve been focusing way more on the speed portion of it. We have over 10 guys going to certain places to get more explosive and work on their speed and agility training. How else on LeRoy should we be on the lookout for this fall? This is the hungriest Le Roy team in quite some time. We’ve historically been very good at making the playoffs, but we haven’t reached it since 2018, and everyone from our head coach to our freshman are tired of the narrative that LeRoy football isn’t what it used to be. So, I think there will be this passion and fight in this team that not a lot of people have seen for quite a while.

What goals do you have for yourself this season? My goal is to be all-state at either running back or corner, but I’d probably prefer running back, and to be one of the main reasons that Coach Z gets to win his first state title.

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