Leaf Says Four Recruiting Him Hardest

2016 five-star El Cajon (Calif.) Foothills Christian power forward T.J. Leaf says UCLA is among those recruiting him the hardest, but doesn't have plans to make a decision until January at the earliest...

Over the course of his high school career, there's been clear progress in the game of 6-foot-10, 205-pound El Cajon (Calif.) Foothills Christian power forward T.J. Leaf.

Entering the AAU season, it's not that there were any real questions how the 2016 prospect would respond by playing up against older competition, but you still never know until you see it.

If there were any doubts, Leaf has quickly silenced them. He has the size, athleticism, ability to score inside and out, vision, rebounding and motor of an elite prospect and displayed all of those tools on Saturday.

"It's been a lot of fun playing up this year; I think I've been playing pretty well," Leaf said. "I feel like I was ready all high school season and even last AAU season so this has kind of been my coming out party."

It hasn't taken Leaf long to pick up a lot of recruiting attention, with elite programs already prioritizing him.

At this point, four schools have done the best job recruiting the five-star prospect.

"There are probably four schools recruiting me the hardest," said Leaf. "UCLA, Arizona, Indiana and Michigan, in no particular order." The earliest that Leaf could make a decision?

"January," Leaf said. "I want to take an official or two. Maybe if something good came up and I felt it, yes, but there's no timetable."

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