Utah Recruiting: C.J. Lee is Utah's to Lose

C.J. Lee is a 6-0, 190-pound cornerback recruit from West High School, in Salt Lake City, that is generating recruiting interest from Washington, Kentucky, Utah, BYU and Oregon, among other schools. While he has not received any official offers yet, Lee said he expects some shortly.

"Utah wants me real bad. They've been to some of my games and I've met and spoken with Kyle Whittingham a lot. He's a cool guy and a great defensive coordinator," Lee said.

Another thing that may attract Lee to Utah is that his cousin, Arnold Parker, plays for the Utes. "I probably won't be able to play with him much since he'll graduate after next year, but he talks to me all the time about how great it is to play there. We're tight, so following in his footsteps is definitely something that's appealing to me."

Lee did not attend any camps this past summer, but has been invited to several post season high school all-star games. He said he has been timed as low as 4.44 in the forty by his high school coaches.

Lee said he is also considering BYU. While he hasn't been in contact with any of the Cougar coaches, he is impressed with BYU assistant Brian Mitchell. "He's never been in my home or anything, but I've met him and he's definitely a cool guy. BYU is a good school and is somewhere I'd consider playing football."

Lee's ultimate decision may come down to his grandmother Darina's wishes. He lives with his grandmother who articulated her college preference for her grandson. "I want to see my grandson play for Utah. I really don't want to see him at the Y. Utah is the school where I would hope he plays, but that's his decision."

Lee will wait for scholarship offers to come in before he takes his recruiting trips. "I want to consider everything and take my trips, but the second Utah offers me a scholarship officially, that will be very difficult to turn down."

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