Leslie checks out LSU's junior day

The class of receivers in Texas next year is strong, and that's good news for LSU as the Tigers will be looking to sign a few wide outs in 2010. Jordan Leslie is one of those prospects, and while the Houston area native seems to be flying under the radar at the moment that is sure to change going forward.

Leslie has put together two tremendous seasons at Tomball High School thus far.


“Last year I had 59 catches for 1,064 yards and 10 touchdowns,” he said. “I got all-district, all-region, and all-state. My sophomore year I had 55 catches for 800 yards and five touchdowns, and I was named all-district and district newcomer of the year.”


Despite having two stellar high school seasons behind him, Leslie is heading into the spring and summer looking to improve himself even more to make his senior year memorable.


“I need to get stronger and faster,” said Leslie, who runs a 4.5 and benches 240. “Right now I’d say my strengths are going up for jump balls and my hands. Coaches always talk about my ability to make big plays.”


Putting up over 100 catches and almost 2,000 yards in two seasons, along with a six-foot-three, 200 pound frame, Leslie is going to grab the attention of more than a few schools.


“I have one offer so far, from Houston,” he said. “I’m getting strong interest from Texas A&M and Texas Tech, and I get hand written letters from UCLA. I’ve spoken with coaches from Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Vanderbilt.”


“I’ve been to junior days at LSU and Texas A&M, and I’m going to Texas Tech’s junior day,” he added. “I’m going to visit Houston too because they were my first offer.”


The big receiver says he had a good time at the LSU junior day two weeks ago, and the Tigers are right in the middle for him with all of the other schools at this point.


“LSU’s junior day was pretty good,” he said. “We got to see the weight room and everything in the football building. Then we walked over to see the stadium and the academic center, and after that we went to the basketball game.”


“I usually get two or three letters from LSU a week,” Leslie continued. “Coach Porter is my recruiting coach.”


Leslie is well aware of what LSU has accomplished on the field and he’s also taken note of what the coaching staff has done on the recruiting trail.


“I’m mostly interested in them because of their history and tradition,” he said. “They had a great recruiting class this year, and it just seems like a great school to go to. They had a tough season last year, but you can’t be the best team every year. Everyone knows they are going to bounce back. Anybody would be blessed to have a chance to play for them.”

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