Mississippi Line Prospect Checking Out Auburn

This offensive line prospect has a busy summer football camp schedule lined up including a trip to Auburn.

Oxford, Miss.--Football prospect Lance Lee has grown up in the shadows of the Ole Miss football program.

For years he has watched the Rebels play at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. His mother played basketball for the Lady Rebels. An uncle played football at Ole Miss.

Lee, who will likely be an SEC level athlete himself, would seem to be a lock for the Rebels, but he insists that is not the case.

Lance Lee

"I grew up following Ole Miss football, but that won't have anything to do with my decision," Lee says. "That won't have any play in it all. Whoever I like best when it is time to sit down and make a decision among all of the schools that have offered scholarships, that is where I am going to go."

Lee was one of the more impressive linemen at the Nike Training Camp at Auburn in May. At six-foot-five, 250 pounds with good feet, he is attracting attention from colleges. He bench pressed 185 pounds 23 reps at the Nike event. He had tweaked his knee and wasn't able to run full speed in the 40, but when he is full speed he runs around a 5.1.

Lee is serious about football. He says he spends a lot of time working at becoming better at the game. He dropped basketball after his sophomore year to concentrate on being a better football player although he might return to the team as a senior.

Part of his game plan for improvement includes learning more this summer. He plans to return to Auburn for a football camp and also has trips planned to Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Alabama before his senior season starts.

"We should have a good team this year," the Oxford High two-way player says. "We got beat in the second round of the playoffs last year and we lost three games. We should have a real good team if we get a quarterback."

Lee also plays defensive tackle, but colleges are recruiting him as an offensive lineman, where he will start for a third straight year this fall. Lee plans to major in education in college and says right now he doesn't have a particular leader. "Coach Nall (offensive line coach Hugh Nall) has been recruiting me and I am interested in Auburn," he says.

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