LSU commit Leonard Fournette eyes 2015 Heisman trophy ahead of National Signing Day

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Can Fournette get his hands on the Heisman?
Can Fournette get his hands on the Heisman?.

Leonard Fournette is preparing for life as a college athlete ahead of National Signing Day tomorrow.

The nation's #1 prospect is committed to LSU and, speaking Monday, signalled his intentions for his freshman year:

"I want to win the Heisman.

"I'm going in there and gonna have to start all over again as a freshman just like I did in high school, grinding harder than everybody else," he told reporters at his New Orleans high school.

The five-star ranked running back is likely to be able to compete for early playing time with Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue heading to the 2014 NFL draft.

And he is clearly determined to make the most of any opportunity that comes his way.

"As a freshman I want to get a national championship," the 6' 1", 225-pounder told the media 

Fournette has an exquisite high school record - accounting for 90 touchdowns along the ground during his four years at St. Augustine High School, as well as rushing for over 1,800 yards and a further 745 receiving yards in his senior year.

LSU meanwhile finished the 2013 season with a 10-3 record and are set to add an impressive 2014 recruiting class.

Fournette was speaking as he collected the 247 Composite National Player of the Year Award.

It remains to be seen whether Fournette can add the coveted Heisman trophy to his collection in 2014.

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