Another Edison DB To Watch

After missing his junior year with a shoulder injury, Fresno (Calif.) Edison safety Brandon Leslie is poised for a big senior season after first jumping onto the scene during his 2005 sophomore campaign. He talks about the schools he's interested in and why the camps are important to him...

Fresno (Calif.) Edison safety Brandon Leslie (6-1, 198) has two offers on the table but knows that after missing his junior year, the spring evaluation period will be a time for him to shine.

"Nebraska and Washington are my two offers," said Leslie. "I've gotten a lot from Florida State, Tennessee, Oregon, Georgia Tech, USC, Oregon State and UCLA. I'm going out to Notre Dame on April 21st for their Spring Game."

The Irish, in fact, have made a big impression on Leslie and he said an offer from them could be in the cards.

"They actually like me as a corner because they need some more corners so I've sent them tape of my footwork so they can see what I can play," said Leslie. "I'm more of a free safety but I can play cornerback."

Leslie said he would be coming to UCLA's spring practice on April 7th with teammates Robert Golden and Courtney Viney, who signed with UCLA in February.

"I'm pretty wide open at this point so I'm going to take some time, but I want to be an early commit, probably in June or July," said Leslie.

Leslie is planning to attend the Scout.com Combine in April, which he participated in a year ago and he's also going to the Nike Camp at Stanford.

During the summer, he's planning to camp at USC and at the B2G Elite Football Program.

"I need to keep showing I'm healthy and that is why I'm going to a lot of camps," said Leslie. "I was at the U.S. Army Combine and I did really well there. It was really my first time back out there and I did well."

Leslie has spent the last week with several former Edison players and secondary coach Tony Perry. With numerous Tiger DB's in the collegiate ranks and former Tiger Ricky Manning in the NFL, the competition has been strong.

"We work with the drills that Tony has so I work at safety a lot and with the corners too," said Leslie. "We learn a lot from Tony."

Leslie said that the education he gets at the college he chooses will be big factor in his decision.

"We're real big on academics and I want to go to a school that is going to give me good academics with athletics," said Leslie. "Location doesn't really matter to me."

An all-state sophomore pick in 2005, Leslie has a 3.3 GPA.


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