California Juice

Anthony "Juice" Leon was a four-star prospect and the No. 12 S in nation according to Scout.com coming out of high school. He signed with Florida State. After a redshirt season, he played in a limited role in 2007. Now, the standout has found his way to Visalia (Calif.) College of Sequoias to play one year of JUCO ball. We caught up with him recently and he says he is open on his recruitment…

Anthony Leon (6-4, 230), aka Juice, arrived in Visalia in the spring. The former four-star prospect arrived without much fanfare. He says few if any schools know he will be playing his sophomore year at the College of the Sequoias and not Florida State.

Leon says no one has contacted him this spring or summer regarding scholarship offers. But returning to Florida State is still an option. He had offers from Florida, Miami, Georgia, and South Carolina among others coming out of Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep. However, he says staying out West to finish his college career is something he is strongly considering.

Leon arrives at COS at the same time legendary high school DB Coach Tony Perry became the Giants' new DB coach. Coach Perry spent the much of the last two decades at Fresno (Calif.) Edison pumping out DI scholarship players. Leon says Perry has improved his footwork, and has taught him new techniques.

He will be the Giants' starting free safety and may see some time at receiver. Leon says he runs a 4.48 forty and would like to play at 225 to 230 pounds. He saw action in five games in 2007 as a Seminole and recorded five tackles. In high school, he drew comparisons to his cousin, another great Gulliver Prep safety, the late Sean Taylor.

Leon told us he has interest in numerous schools including USC, UCLA, Florida State, Miami, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Oregon and Cal. He is completely open on his recruitment, and he will choose the school that gives him the best offer.

Watch the interview for more details…

Juice Interview --

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