LOGAN – Utah State linebacker Leki Uasike was awarded a scholarship after practicing with the Aggie team for two years. A video posted to Facebook by the Utah State football team shows Uaskie the moment he learned of the scholarship offer.
“Our program has always been really grateful that we’ve been able to have those walk-on, hard-working guys,” senior defensive lineman Travis Seefeldt said. “Leki is very deserving. He put in his work on scout team and has proven himself many times. You saw him making a lot of plays during camp. He’s a hard hitter, downhill kind of guy, which is something we really need with the guys we are missing from last year.”
Uasike played junior college football at Cisco College in Texas before serving an LDS mission and transferring to Utah State for the 2014 season. Head coach Matt Wells said Uasike has “earned himself some playing time.”
“We have a lot of success stories like that here at Utah State, just in terms of putting guys on scholarship that have earned it,” he said. “Leki absolutely has earned it and moved himself up the depth chart. It was available and it’s neat to be able to do that.”
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