Leonard's Staying Patient

Leonard's Staying Patient

Cortez Leonard is a hard hitting safety out of Georgia and the recruiting process is going slow, but he is staying patient.

"South Florida, Middle Tennessee, and North Carolina are the main school showing me the most interest right now. All three schools have offered me and all still send me mail and everything," said Cortez Leonard.

"I have not taken any visits yet and I have not talked to many coaches on the phone because my cell has been messed up, so things are going a little slow right now."

North Carolina is very close to being full, so the Tar Heels may not have a committable offer on the table for Leonard right now. Leonard is staying patient and waiting to see who could offer late in the process.

"Some schools have told me they are still evaluating me this season and will be in touch after the season. Tennessee has told me that, Georgia is still talking to me a good bit, and a few others too. We will see what happens."

One school has shown consistent interest in the 5-foot-11, 190 pound senior out of Hoganville (Ga.) Callaway and they lead right now.

"USF is the school I like the most right now. I like the coaching staff, I like the interest they are showing, I like how I could fit in there, and I have a lot of interest in them. I want to get down there for a visit after the season."

Although the Bulls are on top of Leonard's list, he is not close to make a decision.

"I am not sure about my decision yet, but I know it will be after the season," he said. "I would still love to get offers from Georgia and Florida State. I really like both of those schools, so I will wait and see what happens.

"I am not worried about it right now though. I know my time will come, so I am being patient. I am just going to keep working."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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