Leslie Will Wait

LSU hoped to add the services of tall WR Quantavius Leslie in the spring, but the JUCO prospect still has work to do in the classroom before he can enroll at LSU.

Quantavius Leslie's plans to enroll at LSU will have to wait another semester.

Hinds Community College wide receivers coach Lee Wilbanks confirmed Wednesday that the LSU commit did not pass the necessary classes in the fall semester to graduate. He still needs three more classes to finish up.

"He's going to be back another semester to take care of business," Wilbanks said.

Leslie, who originally intended to enroll early at LSU, will now have to wait until May before he learns for sure whether he'll be eligible to graduate. He joins fellow JUCO WR prospect Courtney Gardner as LSU targets who's academic future will remain uncertain until the summer.

"[Leslie] really should have already been done," Wilbanks said. "He dragged his feet and dropped the ball. He should be done this semester if he doesn't drop the ball again.

"It goes all the way down to finals before they know whether they're going to make it or not. He should be fine. If he had put forth the effort, he wouldn't have these three classes. But he didn't, and maybe this is a wake up call for him. But I don't think he'll have any problems getting out in May."

LSU hoped Leslie would be one of the new additions to the LSU passing game beginning in the spring. His 6-foot-4 frame would have been one of the big targets the LSU offense has been needing.

LSU still has Avery Johnson and John Diarse enrolling in the spring to provide new blood for the passing game.

Wilkerson said LSU still intends to take Leslie if he qualifies in the summer.

"They're going to stay with him," Wilkerson said. "That's what we've heard."

There still does remain a bit of competition for Leslie's services. Wilkerson said Texas and Auburn have stayed in Leslie's ear, but he still believes that Leslie intends to stay committed to LSU.

"Those are the main two, but I think he's going to stick with [LSU]," Wilkerson said. "Those are the only ones that I know of that are there, but as far as we know, [LSU's] going to stick with him."


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