Leslie Continuing Edison Tradition

Edison High School in Fresno, CA has been a football factory over the past decade. College recruiters have gone there to find top defensive back prospects in recent years, and this season is no different as they have two highly coveted DBs in CB Robert Bolden and S Brandon Leslie.

Although he has played some corner and outside linebacker in Edison’s 3-3-5 system, Brandon Leslie’s main position is as their rover. At 6-1, 192-lbs, he has the size for hitting and his reported 4.52 time in the forty allow him to fly to the ball in run support. Furthermore, the coverages played by Edison allow him to play with his aggressive style.

”Our defense is straight man to man, so I come up and make tackles all the time,” he said, but added another responsibility saying, “I cover a lot of tight ends man to man.”

Leslie has an offer from Nebraska, but reports his top five as Washington, Oregon, California, Notre Dame and Michigan. The fact that the Wolverines have a former Edison defensive back already in Ann Arbor is something Leslie says would help him deal with the distance from home.

“We already have a player out there, Johnny Sears, so that wouldn’t really be a problem. We’re really close. He’s like a brother to me and he’s one of my best friends.”

Leslie does not have a timetable for a decision, but says he plans to hit the camp circuit again this summer. He camped at California and Stanford during the previous summer.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for info on Leslie's Edison teammate, Robert Bolden.

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