Jenks' Reese Leitao runs downfield against Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber during a football game at Jenks High School in Jenks, Okla., on Friday, September 16, 2016. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World

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Texas signee Reese Leitao arrested for drug possession in Oklahoma

Signee from Jenks, Okla., allegedly had 20 Xanax pills, $1,300 in his possession at time of arrest

Posted February 28th, 2017


Texas signee Reese Leitao, a tight end from Jenks, Okla., was arrested at his high school on Tuesday and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, according to police.

Leitao was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to jail records, and was still being held as of 9 p.m.

Texas signee Reese Leitao, seen here in his mug shot taken by police, was arrested on Tuesday.

According police records, Leitao was arrested at Jenks High School for “possession/delivery of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school.” Tulsa television station Fox 23 first reported that Leitao had 20 Xanax pills and more than $1,300 in his possession. In a campus police report, Leitao allegedly admitted to an administrator that he was selling the Xanax.


According to the Tulsa County’s inmate information center, he was being held on a $15,000 bond.

Leitao was rated as a three-star prospect when he signed with Texas earlier this month. During his senior year, the 6-foot-4, 237-pounder had 34 receptions for 423 yards and four touchdowns. He was originally pledged to Nebraska before flipping his commitment this past December.

UPDATE (8:40 p.m.): Texas coach Tom Herman has released a statement following the arrest of Leitao. “We’re aware of the situation involving our signee, Reese Leitao. We’re collecting information, will talk to Reese and his family, let the legal system run its course and then address it further at the appropriate time.”

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