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Florida corner with three offers

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Marcus Leslie, cornerback from Coral Reef High School in Miami, Fla., talked about his early scholarship offers.
"I have offers from Ole Miss, FIU and Western Kentucky," said Leslie. "Ole Miss came the first day of spring practice. Western Kentucky came the next day. FIU offered me a week into spring practice.
"Florida is showing interest. They liked me a lot at Friday Night Lights. UM and Clemson are also showing interest in me. I also went to camps at Georgia, Tennessee, Clemson, Miami and Auburn."
Leslie talked briefly about each camp.
Florida: "I like the coaches. They seem like really good guys. I like the environment. Everyone seems happy. I really liked being up there."
Georgia: "Georgia was OK. They didn't really show any love to me. It just seemed like I was just there. Their football facilities were beautiful. I liked the campus."
Clemson: "Clemson was good. They recognized me at Clemson. They lik my footwork."
Miami: "I like Miami a lot. Growing up in Miami I was always a Miami fan. I went to the games and watched them every Saturday. It would be good to go there and play where my family can come watch me."
Auburn: "Auburn didn't really show any love towards me when I was there. The indoor facility amazed me. It was the first indoor facility I had been in. It was beautiful. "
Leslie does not list any favorites at this time. Western Kentucky has also offered a scholarship. They have a familiar face on the team.
"My brother is up there, Julian Leslie," he said. "Going up there and playing with him would be great. I would love to play with him. The coaches seem all like brothers. They have a tight bond. They all know what is going on. It is beautiful up there."
The 5-foot-10, 171-pound defensive back also discussed his interest in Ole Miss and FIU.
"Ole Miss is SEC," said Leslie. "Who wouldn't want to play there. It's under the big lights on a Saturday. It's beautiful. It's big time football.
"FIU would be a good school to attend. It would make it a lot easier for my family to go to the games. It's right in the backyard."
Leslie talked about his strengths as a player and what he wants to improve.
"My biggest strengths are coming out of breaks, my footwork and attacking the ball," he said. "I want to work on jamming. Now adays receivers are getting quicker. Jamming is a big thing."
Leslie hopes to visit Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss and Western Kentucky this fall.

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