Parker Leise is one of the best players from the Omaha, NE area in the Class of 2023.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Leise, who attends Creighton Prep, is a dynamic player that works as a quarterback.
Leise has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as: 2019 Nebraska Super State Freshman, 2020 Best Thrower QBUniverse, 2019 Top Spin/Velocity Manning Camp, 2020 Top Performer and Offensive MVP NextGen All America (Nashville/Las Vegas).
Leise is humbled by the accolades.
“Postseason competition is about building relationships and getting different
perspectives of my skill set. Each coach sees things a little different. I take each bit of
advise and incorporate that into things I can use to perfect my skills. Winning an award
from competitions is an honor to be recognized by coaches who I seek to grow from.
That is just a bonus. Growing to the top of my game is the reason I participate,” Leise said. “The experience is amazing. I get to meet and learn from top level coaches. I also get
to build friendships with players who have the same goals to be at the top of their game.”
Leise has attended the following camps: Manning Passing Academy (3x), Elite 11 Academy, Nebraska Camp I II, NextGen (2x), QBUniverse, QB Collective, Gunslinger, FBU, Rise & Fire (2x), Nebraska Prospects Warren Academy, 7v7, and various local camps.
Leise shares the game last season that he had his best moment.
“It was from the Millard West game. I was back up varsity QB. Our QB got hurt with 10
minutes left in the 4th quarter. It was 4th and 13 on the MW 47-yard line. We were down 26 to
7. Coach looks at me and says what do you think?,” Leise said. “I said, we are not going to run our way out of this. I threw a 13-yard dart to Alex Bullock that sparked 3 unanswered
touchdowns in the 4th quarter to beat Millard West 29-26. Lesson: never quit.”
No matter the opponent, every game Leise is determined to give it his all.
Leise is going all out.
The motor is always at full throttle whenever Leise steps between the lines.
“The QB position is a passion of mine. In order to be successful at the QB position I
have to be 100 percent prepared physically, mentally, and skillfully. That is where I stay
focused to be able to lead my team down the field, score points, and win games,” Leise said. “I focus on leadership. If I’m doing my part 100 percent, the team will be in the best position to be successful starting at the QB position. I have to be prepared as a leader to work
harder than everyone, make good decisions, motivate teammates, overcome adversity, and win games.”
Leise has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the field. Leise tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.
“I am a competition junkie. I love the challenge. I love the planning, preparation, and the reward. I love the camaraderie,” Leise said. “I love to lead a team with a common purpose to victory.”
Leise has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.
“I have learned that much of life involves competition. Getting the best grades in school,
finding the best coaches, getting the best prices, obtain the best jobs, having the best
friends, are all examples,” Leise said. “Competition does not just mean wins and losses. It can mean becoming the best person you can be.”
Leise shares his favorite memories of playing football.
“I have so many great memories. My favorite is of my Uncle Don. He was a Vietnam
Veteran. He loved Nebraska football. He became paralyzed in 2016 at the age of
70. He struggled through rehab and faced near death numerous times. The one thing
that brought him the most happiness was watching me play football and the hopes
someday I would play at Nebraska so he could be at every college game,” Leise said. “He went with me to every (local) camp and sat in the front row analyzing my every drill. Having him with me was motivation and gave me purpose. It brought him the most joy and
happiness and made me a better player.”
Leise takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Leise makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.
“I demonstrate being a good teammate through hard work and dedication to developing my skills as a QB. I lead by example on and off the field. I recognize that I am only successful when we are all successful,” Leise said. “I lead by example. It is important to make good decisions in life. We (high school kids) can be faced with split second decisions that can impact our lives positive and negatively. It can mean life or death, health or sickness, happiness or devastation. Our decisions can have an impact on people around us for the better or worse. I try to leave things better than I received. I try to give more than I take. believe in inclusivity and acceptance.”
Leise is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.
“I have the best coaches who believe in me. Coach Justin Hoover (my QB training
coach) has taught me to leave things better than I received, no one can out work you,
control what you can control, and be inclusive and accepting. Those personal teachings
make me a better player. Coach Tim John has shown me the real meaning of We>Me.”
Leise patterns his mentality after this standout.
“I look up to Graham Mertz at Wisconsin and Drew Lock of the Denver Broncos. I had the opportunity to train with both with Coach Hoover. They are forever my training tribe. I watch every game of theirs and feel everything they must be feeling and experiencing,” Leise said. “We share a common gift in Coach Hoover. Graham took me in and included me in his workouts. I was just a freshman in high school. I will always pay that forward because I know how good that felt.”
Leise lists math and chemistry as his favorite subjects in school.
“They come easy to me,” Leise said. “I also train to be a pilot. I just had my first solo
flight last month. I had to wait until I was 16. That is what I do for fun when I am not
Leise explains his collegiate aspirations.
“I would love any program with top notch coaching and a path to the field. I am going to spend
my summer going to as many college camps and meeting coaches as possible to see where there is a connection. It will be fun to develop relationships and see who is interested in me as a person and a player and likewise,” Leise said. “I have met so many amazing coaches so far and love the process of learning from each coach’s perspectives. It is going to be a fun summer.”
Leise maintains a rigorous schedule to stay sharp.
“Due to COVID safety, I have had to do a lot of independent working out. I lift weights, work on speed and agility, and do QB skills training everyday,” Leise said. “I attend as many camps and showcases as possible to keep my competitive edge.”
Leise is striving for greatness in all that he does.
“My goals are to be successful in the classroom and on the field,” Leise said. “I strive to remain on the Honor Roll in academics and win championships on the field.”
Leise describes what he believes separates himself from the pack.
“Nobody is going to outwork me. I am a leader on and off the field,” Leise said. “I am committed to being 100 percent prepared physically, mentally, and skillfully to win championships.”
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