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BYU football recruiting: Jordan Leslie announces transfer to Cougars

Jordan Leslie, 6-3 210 pound UTEP wide receiver announced his decision to transfer to BYU on national signing day. Jordan is a three-year player with a 1,000 yard year for UTEP in 2012.

Jordan Leslie pulls in catch at Colorado State.
Jordan Leslie pulls in catch at Colorado State.
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Jordan Leslie from Tomball, Texas is currently a senior at UTEP and after a visit to BYU announced he was transferring to BYU today. He played his high school ball at Tomball High committing to UTEP February 3, 2010. Jordan is an electrical engineering major and has a 3.7 GPA. Leslie was named to the 2013 Biletnikoff Award watch list. This is one of the most prestigious watch lists in collegiate football and presented to the nation's best receiver. Jordan was very productive for UTEP in three seasons

He leaves UTEP as the leading receiver for the last two years in both receptions and receiving yards, and leaves UTEP with 125 receptions, 2,015 yards, and 15 touchdowns. He is a junior with one year of eligibility left.

As a sophomore he was a 2012 Commissioner's Academic Medalist and a two-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA). Named to the 2012 & 2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. He was one of 14 players named to the Conference USA All-Academic team.

Leslie ended the 2012 year as UTEP's top receiver with 51 receptions and 19.1 yards per catch averaging 81.1 yards per game, totaling 973 receiving yards. He ranked 33rd nationally that year in total receiving yards and 38th in the nation, which was good enough for fourth in C-USA in yards per game. He had three games with more than 100 yards. He was the only Miner with at least one reception in each game and was a 10 game starter. He set career highs in a game at Tulsa for both single-game receptions (10) and yards (218) and became only the sixth Miner with 200+ receiving yards. Not to be outdone on offense, he also blocked a punt against USF that was returned for a TD.

As a freshman Leslie played in all 12 games with 30 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns, good enough for second place in receiving yards and third in yards per catch (14.3). He was also the first UTEP freshman to post a 100 yard game since 2003 and was the leading receiver in four games that year. He was also the recipient of the football team's Dr. Diana Natalicio Academic Award.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Out of high school he was listed on Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top-300 list, was a first team All-State pick as a junior and made the Houston Chronicle area top 100 list ranked at number 16 for 2010. He was a first team All-District 13-5A and All-Region selection as a sophomore, junior and his senior years. He led the Houston area in receptions for two years and had eight punt returns for 113 yards (14.1 avg.), and seven kickoff returns for 132 yards (18.9 avg.).