Fresno (Calif.) Edison defensive back Brandon Leslie took his first official visit of the year this past weekend to Georgia Tech. The plan for Leslie was to also visit his other co-favorite, Nebraska, and then make his decision but that will no longer be the case.
Leslie, 5-11, 200 pounds is one of the top safety prospects in the West this year. He has good size, is a very good tackler and has excellent cover skills for a safety. He was the top safety at the NorCal NIKE Camp and has a nice upside to him.
On the recruiting front, Leslie nearly made his college decision back in July. The safety actually set a date for July 16 and told us off the record he was going to commit to Nebraska. Leslie changed his mind just a day later saying it was too close to call without taking his visits and decided to put off his decision.
Fast forward a few months and Leslie has now decided to end the recruiting process but it's not the Corn Huskers who are receiving his pledge.
"Yeah, he called me last night and told me he committed to Georgia Tech on his visit," Edison DB coach Tony Perry said. "I was in shock, our whole staff was to be honest. The plan was always to visit G Tech and then Nebraska and then make his decision but he really liked it there and said he didn't think he needed to see anyone else.
"That's not really like Brandon but like I said, he just really loved it there. He talked about how nice the city of Atlanta was and how comfortable he felt with the players and coaches on the team.
"Even before the trip, he really liked watching Tech's defense and made a point to comment on how impressive they were to see up close. He just had a great trip, bonded with everyone there and decided he had seen enough.
"He still hasn't made it home yet. He missed a flight in the morning so he's a little delayed but I'm looking forward to talking with him some more to see if this is really what he wants to do but I don't think he has any question he did the right thing. He's very excited about getting this done so we're all happy for him as well."