Athletic QB From Florida Has Interest In Auburn

Comments from a football prospect who already has a variety of scholarship offers is featured.

Miami, Fla.--Alwan Lee, an athletic quarterback at Booker T. Washington High with leadership skills, is drawing recruiting attention from Auburn and other colleges.

As a junior, he passed for 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns, but his best position on the next level might be at wide receiver. He is 6-0, 185 and runs a 4.5 40.

"My junior season went well for me," says Lee, who is captain of his high school football and basketball teams. "I was a little nervous at first, but after a while I shook it because I knew I had to do whatever it takes to help my team try and win a championship.

"We lost in the state semi-finals and I feel like I let my team down," he adds. "Many people said I did well, but I feel like I let my team down because I could have done something extra to help us win that game."

Although Lee also plays shooting guard for his high school basketball team, he says his ticket to college is on the gridiron. "Basketball is something I do to keep in shape," he notes.

"I have played quarterback all my life, but college-wise many folks say I could be a wide receiver," Lee adds. "I love quarterback because I have been playing it 16 years of my life, but whatever it takes for me to succeed that is what I am going to have to do."

Lee says his best attribute on the football field is that he makes positive things happen. "I make big plays. I make bad plays into good plays to help the drive continue or put up points to win big games."

Commenting on how he tries to handle his role as a captain, Lee says, "I am a quiet leader. I am not a leader that will cuss my teammates out or anything like that. I am a leader that will motivate my teammates to want to do better.

"I enjoy being a leader because I know that if I don't do things right the people behind me won't do right," he adds. "I have two more freshmen quarterbacks behind me and I am trying to show them that if they work hard it can take them a long way in life."

Lee says he already has a healthy list of scholarship offers that includes Houston, South Carolina, South Florida and Pittsburgh in addition to Auburn. He says he is also being recruited by Toledo, Utah State, Michigan and Michigan State.

"I have got college on my mind right now because I want to go on to college and do something good so I can show my mom what she developed with my life," he says.

"At this point, it really doesn't matter what college I go to. I just want to be at a Division I college and as long as I get a full scholarship I will be happy because I have got a single momma and I don't want her to have to pay for much. I want to work hard enough that she doesn't have to pay for my education because she has been paying for a lot of stuff my whole life and now I've got to pay her back for what she has done for me."

He plans to attend an Auburn team passing camp in June and says he is interested in AU as a potential college destination. "The things I have been seeing about Auburn is that their coaches always motivate their team to want to be the best team," he says. "There might be other teams that went undefeated, but that wasn't stopping them from playing their best every game. They always push themselves to beat teams so they can be on top, win their bowl games and help players do well in the draft."

His summer camp schedule also includes planned stops at Florida International, South Florida, Houston, Rutgers, Miami and Florida.

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