You know you had an outstanding sophomore year when you miss your entire junior season and still have five offers in May. That's the story on safety prospect Brandon Leslie (6-0, 195, 4.6) from Fresno (Calif.) Edison.
Leslie's five official offers are from Stanford, Washington, Nebraska, Georgia Tech and Air Force.
After sitting out his junior season, Leslie is getting ready for a sensational senior as part of one of the best defensive backfields in the state of California this fall.
Because of the talent level at Edison high, the school has been a virtual tourist stop this spring for D-I college coaches.
A partial list of schools that have already made it by Edison are Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, Nebraska, San Jose State, Air Force and Georgia Tech.
Things have been very busy for Leslie on the recruiting front.
"Georgia Tech came by my school and saw me practice," Leslie said. "They were really impressed and felt I could play anywhere in the secondary for them. Georgia Tech offered me shortly after.
"Nebraska came by yesterday (May 7th) to see me," Leslie said. "They wanted to make sure that I was still interested in them.
"Nebraska knew that I may commit early so they were making sure that they were still in it and they want me to take a trip there before I make my decision.
"I've known Washington (assistant) coach J.D. Williams for awhile when was at Cal and he picked up some players from Edison awhile back," Leslie said. "He's really good friends with my defensive back coach at Edison, coach Tony Perry.
"I haven't heard anything from Stanford for awhile, but they are still in it," Leslie said. "The schools that are recruiting me the hardest are Georgia Tech, Nebraska and Washington."
USC is also showing interest in Leslie and wants him to attend their prestigious rising seniors camp.
"I want to make my college choice towards the end of summer," Leslie said. "If I don't, then I'll make it by the end of September after I take a couple of official visits."
Leslie has been nominated to play in the 2008 US Army All-American game because of his outstanding performance at the US Army combine in San Antonio last January.