St. Augustine running back and LSU recruit, Leonard Fournette is known for his talents on the field, but on Monday he displayed his character off the field. Fournette was awarded the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club’s Prep Player of the Year Award, but immediately handed the award over to former district rival Eugene Wells.
According to Nola.com Fournette announced,
I’d like to thank you all again for picking me Prep Player of the Year. But I feel like I’ve seen (Wells) grow as a young man, so I feel like Eugene Wells deserves this.
I played against him twice, in my junior year and senior year and as a player you could see he grew. He got better as a player and he got better as a quarterback. And he won a state championship.
He became a leader and I just felt like he deserved this award. Even though I don’t talk to him a lot, I couldn’t be prouder of him for being a leader and for winning a state championship.
It was a classy move by Fournette who is arguably the most sought after high school senior in the country. He is the number one recruit in the nation according to ESPN. Fournette is undeclared but is thought to be deciding between LSU and Alabama.