McDonald's Spotlight: C.J. Leslie

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At the McDonald's All-American practice C.J. Leslie spent some time with and discussed his recruitment.

C.J. Leslie has made his presence known in Columbus.

A talented forward that has been known over the years for his ridiculous talent, but also his inconsistency, Leslie has showed on-lookers at McDonald's practices the past two days why any have him rated so highly.

"This is a fun event," Leslie clamed. "These are the best players in the world. I'm just out here having fun…"I've just matured as a player as I've gotten older. That's what I'm doing."

Leslie, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound, has been injured since the end of his high school, so he's been anxious to get on the floor.

"This was the first time I've been on the court doing anything scrimmage wise because of an ankle injury," Leslie said. "So I didn't get to play in the playoffs. We lost in the first round, but it was a heck of a season."

On the recruiting front, Leslie, a five-star prospect, has Kentucky, Florida North Carolina State and Connecticut on his list, and he'll be making his college decision soon.

"I plan on making my decision after the Jordan game," Leslie said. "Either the day after or right when the game ends. It'll just be anytime after the game."

Leslie has taken visits to Kentucky and North Carolina State and is planning to see another SEC program in the near future.

"I took one visit to Kentucky," he said. "I'm going to take a visit to Florida probably the day right after the Jordan game."

Leslie,'s No. 3 ranked power forward, said there are currently no favorites.

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