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Norwalk's Leroux received three Power Five offers in last week

Mark Hazelwood • Dec 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM

NORWALK — Norwalk standout offensive lineman Trey Leroux picked up his third full scholarship offer to a Power Five program since the Truckers ended their season on Nov. 23.

A junior offensive tackle,  Leroux (6-feet-8, 335 pounds) announced on Twitter he received an offer from No. 16-ranked West Virginia University from the Big 12 on Wednesday. The Mountaineers (8-3) face Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl on Dec. 28.

On Monday, Leroux was offered by the University of PIttsburgh from the ACC. The Panthers (7-6) just lost to College Football Playoff-bound and No. 2-ranked Clemson in the ACC championship game last Saturday.

Pitt will face Stanford in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.

Those two offers came on the heels of one to Leroux from the University of Kentucky on Nov. 28. The Wildcats are ranked 14th in the country and went 9-3 playing in the SEC East. Kentucky has a big-time matchup with Penn State in the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Prior to the three in the last week, Leroux already had offers from Purdue, Cincinnati and Toledo.

The Boilermakers (6-6) from the Big Ten face Auburn in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 28, while the Bearcats (10-2) face Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl on Dec. 31 The Rockets (7-5) won the Mid-American Conference last season, and will play in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 21 vs. Florida International.

As a junior, Leroux was voted the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Northwest District Lineman of the Year for Division III, and was also All-Ohio first team as a result.

A unanimous selection to the All-Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division first team, Leroux was a key part of an offense with 4,671 yards and 435 points in 14 weeks. Norwalk reached the state semifinals for just the second time in program history, and the first time since 1974.

Leroux finished with 35 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack during the 10-game regular season.

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