West Palm Beach, Fla.--Flipping from North Carolina to Auburn in December, cornerback Traivon Leonard made it official on Wednesday when he signed with the Tigers at a ceremony at Oxbridge Academy. With 10 career interceptions, the 6-0, 190 pounder showed his nose for the football by making big plays for the ThunderWolves.
Building a strong bond in a short time with Auburn, Leonard originally committed to Wesley McGriff but has picked things up with new DB Coach Greg Brown in a hurry.
A veteran coach that has worked with some of the top players in the game, Leonard said he’s looking forward to working with Brown at Auburn and learning the game from a guy that has an NFL background.
“I'm ready to play for him,” Leonard said. “He's a guy that you don't want to let down. He's always happy. He's always going into detail about what he wants and want he wants you to be like. I'm ready to play for him and ready to make him proud.
“I wanted to impress him, and I think I did,” he added. “The next step is getting me here and impressing him on the field and letting him know how much of a good person I am.”
One of four defensive backs in the class along with early enrollee Malcolm Askew, Carlito Gonzalez and Jordyn Peters, Leonard said he’s ready to get to work with them and build a bond on and off the field.
“I think we clicked pretty fast,” he said. ‘We're a good group. We have a lot of conversations. We talk on the group text at home. There's a lot of conversation with us. We're going to be a pretty close group once we get there.”