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Leonard Warner III

Leonard Warner III - Football - Florida State Seminoles

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Defensive End
Redshirt Senior
Snellville, Ga.
high school


Appeared in all 13 games with two starts…recorded 22 tackles, including 3.0 for loss with 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry…Seminole Scholar…started 41-16 win vs. Georgia Tech and registered four tackles, including career-high 1.5 sacks…recorded two solo tackles, 1.0 sack, and first collegiate forced fumble in 35-32 Cheez-It Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma…made season-high five tackles in 49-17 win vs. Louisiana…started vs. No. 22 Wake Forest and recorded three tackles, including 0.5 for loss…made three tackles in 44-14 win vs. Boston College…registered one solo stop and one quarterback hurry at No. 14 NC State…had one tackle vs. No. 4 Clemson…recorded one tackle in 45-3 victory at Miami, in 38-3 win at Syracuse and in 45-38 victory vs. Florida.


Seminole Scholar.


Appeared in eight games with four starts and recorded 12 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, and one quarterback hurry…Seminole Scholar…started season opener vs. Georgia Tech and made season-high seven tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one quarterback hurry…made one tackle in start at No. 5 Notre Dame…had one solo stop at Louisville…recorded two tackles vs. Pitt…made one tackle at North Carolina State…earned starts at No. 12 Miami and in 41-24 win vs. Jacksonville State…also saw action in 31-28 victory vs. No. 5 North Carolina.


Started all 11 games in which he appeared and recorded 57 tackles, including 3.5 for loss with 2.0 sacks, and four quarterback hurries…made season-high eight tackles at No. 2 Clemson…tied season-best tackles total at No. 8 Florida…opened season with four tackles, 1.0 sack, and career-high-tying two quarterback hurries vs. Boise State…had three tackles in 45-44 win vs. ULM…made five tackles at No. 25 Virginia…had four tackles in 35-24 victory vs. Louisville…matched tackles total and added 0.5 for loss with one quarterback hurry in 31-13 win vs. North Carolina State…made four tackles, three solo, in 35-17 victory vs. Syracuse…recorded six tackles, including 1.0 for loss, vs. Miami…made six tackles in 38-31 victory at Boston College…recorded five tackles, 1.0 sack, and one quarterback hurry in Sun Bowl vs. Arizona State.


Appeared in all 12 games with four starts…tallied 38 tackles, 1.5 for loss, four quarterback hurries and one pass breakup…registered career-high nine tackles, including 0.5 for loss, and career-best two quarterback hurries in season finale vs. No. 13 Florida…credited with one quarterback hurry in 36-26 win vs. Samford…made two tackles at Syracuse…registered one stop in 28-24 victory at Louisville…had one pass breakup at No. 17 Miami…recorded seven tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one quarterback hurry in 38-17 win vs. Wake Forest…made five tackles in three consecutive weeks vs. No. 2 Clemson, at North Carolina State and at No. 3 Notre Dame…had four solo tackles in 22-21 victory vs. No. 22 Boston College.


Appeared in all 13 games, mainly on special teams, and finished with five tackles on the year…had one tackle in five separate games against Louisville, at Boston College, vs. Syracuse, vs. Delaware State and vs. ULM in the regular season finale.


Consensus four-star linebacker out of Snellville, Ga….rated the nation’s No. 2 inside linebacker recruit by ESPN, No. 5 by Rivals and No. 7 by 247Sports…ranked among the nation’s Top 200 prospects by the 247Sports Composite rankings, Rivals, Scout and ESPN…ranked the No. 16 player in Georgia by ESPN, No. 17 in the 247Sports Composite and No. 20 by Rivals…led Brookwood to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the second round of the Class 7A state playoffs in 2016…finished with 125 tackles and two interceptions while snagging Gwinnett Daily Post All-County First Team and Class 7A First Team All-State honors…had 110 tackles as a junior to also grab all-county accolades…participated in Nike’s ‘The Opening’, where his SPARQ rating ranked as the fifth-best among linebackers…chose Florida State over Georgia, Stanford and Georgia Tech among several other offers.