In-state athlete waiting for an offer

Tempe Marcos De Niza athlete Mauriece Lee is waiting for his first offer. Read on to see how he is approaching his recruitment, schools he is hearing from, and more.

Mauriece Lee may not have any offers yet, but is the type of player that can see that change in a hurry with numerous impressive camp performances.

Both Arizona and Arizona State have had their eyes on Lee, as the 5-foot-7, 185-pound Tempe Marcos De Niza athlete ran for 722 yards and 12 touchdowns on only 83 carries last season. In addition, he caught 23 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns.

"Recruiting is going pretty good," Lee said. "I have been getting stuff from a couple teams. I have heard from both of the in-state schools, but probably Arizona State a little bit more right now."

Lee is a good enough athlete to potentially play on either side of the ball, but says that at this point, he would like to play on offense in college.

"I am looking to play on offense," Lee said. "I have been playing all my life and feel I am more natural at it.

"Some schools want me to play defense, but I have not played it. I would try it out if they wanted me to give it a chance."

In terms of why schools feel that he has the ability to play three different positions, Lee says it likely comes down to one major attribute.

"My quickness is my biggest strength," he said. "I also speak out and try to be as vocal as possible on the field.

"I try to go out there each game with the motivation to try my hardest and get better and keep improving with each game and practice."

With no offers just yet, Lee admits that there is some uncertainty surrounding his recruitment and he is thus a bit undecided on how to handle it.

"I am not really sure what I will be looking for in a school," Lee said. "I will probably know when I see it. Also, I am not sure when I want to decide. The timing of it really does not matter to me as long as I am comfortable."

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