He looks like what a big time safety should look like, and he has the bloodlines (Sean Taylor was his cousin). But potential never developed into performance as a Nole. Now it looks like the rumors are true that Leon is leaving -- or has left -- the program, according to a veteran FSU football beat writer.
"The kid never figured it out," is how the writer described Leon's lack of playing time. Blame it on a combination of his late start in high school ball and playing against lesser competiton at a small, private school.
So will the Safety position opposite Myron Rolle ever be in good hands? Our writer contact, who watched all spring scrimmages, said Darius McClure definitely made progress and "should be an upgrade" over last year. Also, Jamie Robinson is back at the position after being suspended for the first three games.
Other quick comments from the scribe about players on the defensive side:
Dionte Allen played much better this spring and had some time with the ones. Korey Mangum performed well all spring and is deserving of a starting role. Terrance Parks showed good potential and may avoid a redshirt. And, in his eyes, Vince Williams actually looked better at LB than fellow freshman Nigel Bradham.