Buford Standout Lee Discusses Recruiting

Dillon Lee has picked up a variety of scholarship offers, including an offer from the Auburn Tigers.

Buford, Ga.--Big, fast and productive linebackers like Dillon Lee often show up on the radar for college football coaching staffs long before their senior years and that is the case with a class of 2012 standout at Buford High School.

Standing six feet, four inches tall and weighing in at 225 pounds with 4.49 speed in the 40, those are the kind of numbers that make coaches take notice.

Throw in the fact that Lee helped Buford win the AA state championship last December as he made 84 tackles with nine sacks and five intercepted passes, two which he returned for touchdowns, and it is easy to see why Lee is already into double figures for scholarship offers.

It also explains why Auburn's head coach and defensive coordinator/linebackers coach stopped by Buford High School last month even before they finished signing their 2011 class.

"Coach Ted Roof is recruiting me for Auburn," Lee says. "He and Coach Gene Chizik came by my school. They are recruiting Vadal (offensive tackle Vadal Alexander), too."

Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, Clemson, Georgia and Alabama are colleges Lee took unofficial visits to last fall to check out games. "Recruiting is going good," he says. "I have been trying to take visits and check out different schools. I am trying to make a good decision."

Dillon Lee

Commenting on which colleges have grabbed his attention, he says, "I am interested in Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Florida and I guess that is it so far. Those are my top ones."

Asked what will be the important factors in choosing a college, Lee says, "I am just looking for some place where I can fit in and I can come in and play and help the team out. I am looking for good coaches--a program that will support me."

Commenting on why he likes Auburn, Lee says, "They won the national championship. I really like their school. It is a nice place."

The Buford High standout says he believes most colleges are recruiting him to play middle linebacker. He works there in both 4-3 and 3-4 alignments for his powerhouse high school team.

"Last year the season went good," Lee says. "We won the state. I played offense and defense for our team and I felt pretty good about it. For next season I am looking to get bigger, stronger and faster."

Lee says that he is "a pretty good student," but has not decided what he wants to study in college.

In high school, in addition to competing in football, he also plays forward for the basketball team and runs the sprints for the track and field squad.


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