HIGH SCHOOL—Despite playing on the defensive side of the ball full time for the first time as a senior at H.D. Woodson, he earned a ranking of the No. 51 cornerback in the country by ESPN, which also ranked him as the No. 6 player from the District of Columbia and No. 118 player in the Atlantic Region. SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 7 player from Washington D.C., and No. 48 player in the Mid-Atlantic Region where he is the No. 8 defensive back in the region. He was named All-Met (Metro Area Washington D.C.) by the Washington Post and the Pigskin Club of Washington D.C. as a senior when he recorded 84 tackles (57 solo) with four quarterback sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions while averaging over three pass break-ups per game. Three of his forced fumbles were picked up by fellow CU signee De’Jon Wilson. He was stellar on special teams as the gunner on punt return and also played on kickoff return. He blocked three kicks on the season, two punts and a field goal. H.D. Woodson was his third high school, he attended Carroll High School his sophomore and junior seasons, playing quarterback as a sophomore and adding cornerback duties as a junior. He attended Frost Friendship Collegiate his freshman year but did not play sports.
ACADEMICS—He is undecided on a major at Colorado, but is interested in Criminal Justice. He has been on his school’s honor roll throughout high school and has attained a perfect 4.0 each of the past two quarters and is Woodson’s salutatorian.
PERSONAL—He was born July 23, 1994 in Washington D.C. His sister, Sydney Leonard, played basketball at St. Thomas, while a cousin, Tavon Wilson, played cornerback at Illinois. His uncle, Julian Peterson, played football at Michigan State and in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks. He is active in the community including helping at his church on Thanksgiving delivering turkeys and with a food drive. He won a sportsmanship award through the Boys & Girls Club. He enjoys playing basketball, swimming and snow skiing in his free time.