Leslie Excited About Future at Tech

Brandon Leslie, the star Georgia Tech commitment from Edison, California, is still solid to Tech after the coaching change. He talks about how he's gotten to know the new GT coaches and expresses his relief that they've retained several coaches from the previous staff.

Brandon Leslie, the star Georgia Tech commitment from Edison, California, is still solid to Tech after the coaching change. "I'm still a Yellow Jacket," Brandon said, "I'm still solid. I found out they would still be honoring my scholarship. So, academically, I can't go wrong with G-Tech. It's the best spot for me, it's different from California, but it's a good fit for me."

Leslie indicated he has been contacted by new head coach Paul Johnson and noted that Johnson would be out to visit him after the bowl game. "A couple of weeks or so," Leslie said, "that's when he'll be out for a visit. I'm taking my family out to Atlanta in January, too. They haven't seen it (Tech) yet."

What did Coach Johnson have to say to Brandon?

"I've talked with him a couple times. He's a good guy. He told me he's seen my highlight tapes and he likes what he sees. He sees me being able to contribute anywhere in the secondary."

Leslie also mentioned he has spoken with new Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Dave Wommack.

"I talked with Coach Wommack on Christmas Eve. He said he's looking forward to working with me. He's heard a lot of good things. He is a good guy to talk with, we had a good conversation. We didn't talk just about football though, mostly just got to know each other."

Brandon briefly shared his thoughts on some of the other assistant coaches.

"When I found out Coach BJ (Linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary) was staying, I was really pumped up. He was the coach who recruited me. It was real good news, also that coach (Charles) Kelly and coach (Giff) Smith will be staying." Coach Kelly will be Brandon's position coach which Brandon said he was also excited about.

Leslie's Edison High School team finished well this season, losing to a "solid" team 17-10 in the semi-finals of the state playoffs. "It was a very defensive game," Brandon said. "We finished 11-1-1. The tie was because the lights were timed and went out while we were in triple overtime. I had just caused a fumble, too. It was a really weird situation. I don't really know my stats but I made the CMAC Conference All-League All-Section First Team. I am looking forward to the All-State selections coming out soon."

Brandon said he can't wait to get to Atlanta and start contributing as soon as possible. He is also anxious to watch the Yellow Jackets' bowl game showdown with Fresno State. "FSU is about 5 minutes from my house. I wore all my Tech stuff to the mall the other day and people were talking trash and stuff, it was fun. I can't wait to watch the game."

Check out Brandon's new senior season highlight tape on Scout.com.

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