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ACC school high on Leslies list

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It is win or go home time for Travis Leslie and his Columbia (Ga.) High School teammates.
Leslie, one of the few players on the Rivals150 that remains on the board, is ready for the season to end, too. He just wants to end it with another state championship trophy.
The elite level athlete from Atlanta takes to the court in the second round of the state tournament on Tuesday night. His Columbia team boasts a 26-3 record. The team's opponent, Pebblebrook, is 27-2. The combined 53 wins between the two teams make for the best game on Tuesday night in the Peach State.
"I'll be honest, I don't think we know too much about them. They are small and they like to press and stuff and like to run. They are a lot different than us," Leslie said. "We just have to stay focused and play our game and if we do that, we can come out with a victory."
Leslie won a state title as a sophomore and finished last year in the state championship game. He has helped the Decatur school claim an 89-6 combined record over the last three years.
Pair his winning attributes with Olympic like athleticism, interior scoring and rebounding, Leslie is one of the top seniors still unsigned. He says he hopes to focus more on who is looking at him the hardest in a couple of weeks.
"When the season is over with, I'll think about [recruiting] more," Leslie said. "I want to take some visits after the season is over with. I don't want all of that to get in the way with what we are doing."
Leslie has five official visits in pocket to use after the season is over. Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Central Florida, Drake and Penn State are in the mix. There is a school that has stood out more than others, he says.
"I like Clemson a lot. Their style of play fits my style perfect. I can see myself in that perfectly," Leslie said. "Plus, the coaching staff are good people. When I went up there for a game, I thought to myself that I could fit into that situation really well.
"I want to find a place that has my style of play, somewhere that has a good coaching staff, somewhere that I can play and get along with their players and good fan support. A nice gym and somewhere that can be my home away from home. That's what I'm going to try and find when I take my visits."
The first order of business is winning Tuesday night.
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