Word of God Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) forward C.J. Leslie is the #10-rated prospect in the HSH Top 50. Previously committed to N.C. State, Leslie recently re-opened his recruiting and has opted to wait until the spring to decide on a college. That alone makes his one of the most intriguing stories in the 2010 senior class, and Leslie also happens to be one of its most exciting players. C.J. has agreed to give us exclusive access in a bi-monthly diary about his season and the recruiting process as he inches closer to a decision. Here’s an excerpt:
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… I’ve had a few college coaches coming out to my games, too. Coach Sidney Lowe (N.C. State) has been out, and Ernie Kent (Oregon) came, too. There were two other schools that I know were there, but I can’t remember which ones. I’m usually pretty focused on the game.
For those that don’t know, I’m waiting until the spring to get everything decided with my recruitment. I’m just not sure about anything at this point, and it’s important for me to be sure. I don’t have any favorites and I’m just taking my time with the whole thing. (Editor’s note: C.J.’s most recent list included N.C. State, Kentucky, Oregon, Maryland, Connecticut, Georgetown and Florida.)
I did get to watch my boy John Wall (Word of God, 2009) beat North Carolina! We actually had a game that day and I only caught the last eight minutes, but someone recorded it for me and I watched the whole game. Aww man, John did his thing! I was definitely proud of him. I talked to him after the game and he was definitely on his recruiting thing, just saying “You need to come here, man!” …
You can read the rest of C.J.’s diary at HighSchoolHoop.com, where he talks about improving his game over the summer, his biggest game of the early-season schedule, and adjusting to life without Wall at Word of God.