UNC Schedules In-Home with Leslie

Every program has a recruiting depth chart and Roy Williams is no different. Travis Leslie isn't at the top of the list, but he caught the UNC's staff's eye this summer and will have get in-home visit from the Hall of Fame coach next week.

Throughout July, Roy Williams and his staff hit the road watching and evaluating prospects across the country. While searching for new prospects, they came across 6-foot-5, 185-pound rising senior Travis Leslie and are starting to show interest.

"After the AAU Nationals in Florida, [North Carolina] started getting on me," Leslie said. "They've emailed me a lot and I've talked to Coach Robinson a lot. My high school coach talked to Coach Robinson."

Despite the recent interest, Leslie is aware that he's not UNC's No. 1 option. The Tar Heels staff targeted Iman Shumpert, who emerged as UNC's top wing target. If Roy Williams and Co. don't land Shumpert, Leslie plans on giving the Heels a hard look.

"I'm interested in them a lot," Leslie said. "Coach said that I'm not their main recruit. They are looking at another person and if he doesn't come then they are going to come after me, so I'm just waiting."

"I don't think he's their number one choice, but he's their second or third," Georgia Stars AAU Coach Norman Parker said. "They asked him to be patient to see if they are going to land their first choice, and if not they definitely have interest in him. He's very intrigued by that. He would like to go to North Carolina."

Leslie will know more about where he stands shortly, as North Carolina will travel to Georgia on Monday for a scheduled in-home visit with Leslie. At this point he doesn't have any other in-home visits scheduled, nor does he expect to take any official visits this fall.

Other than North Carolina, Leslie is hearing from Penn State, Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Minnesota, West Virginia, Kentucky, ECU, Toledo and LSU.

"The ones that have offered scholarships are mostly mid-majors," Leslie said. "None of the big time D-1 schools have offered yet. I'm going to wait until I get some more offers and wait until the spring until I sign."

The Decatur (Ga.) Columbia standout is at No. 22 on Scout.com's small forward rankings for the class of 2008.

"I always call him a freak of nature because of his athleticism and incredible hops," Parker said. "He just jumps out of the gym. Roy Williams and I talked about [Travis] and he just intrigues you because he does a lot of little things very well."

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