105 handwritten letters arrived in Florida this week. All addressed to three star wide receiver Trevon Lee. And all from the Duke coaching staff. It was a show of recruiting force unlike anything Lee has seen so far.
"That recruiting tactic is all right with me," said Lee. "It definitely makes me feel as if a college is very interested in me. Honestly, I opened and read most of them, but not all."
The barrage of letters comes after Lee made the trip to Durham in early June for an unofficial visit - one in which he admits he learned a lot.
"They showed me much more love than I expected, and I have to say I loved everything about it."
So what exceeded his expectations?
"It was just the whole experience of going around and seeing the campus, the facilities, meeting everyone, and just soaking up the whole atmosphere. It was really great for me."
Lee is rated as the nation's 64th best receiving prospect, and a three star player by the Scout.com national recruiting team. He has many offers from a number of schools including Auburn, Boston College, California, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Illinois, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Stanford, USC, Vanderbilt, West Virgina, and Wisconsin. He has taken visits off and on, but claims no leader at this time.
"Right now I don't have any favorites or a top school list, but I know I want to take official visits to Cal, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Duke. I am not really sure when I want to sign, but if I am somewhere and it just feels right, that's when it'll happen."
Lee also added that he will not be taking any further unofficial visits or camp visits.
Aside from the amount of postage received from the Blue Devils, Lee credits his relationship with assistant coach Scottie Montgomery with Duke's current position in his recruitment.
"He is my main recruiting coach, and we talk once every couple of weeks, which I like. He knows how to make it so I'm not so overwhelmed with everything by talking to coaches every day. When we talk, he lets me know that they want me to come in and work hard to compete to play very early in my career. They are also really talking up the chance to have a great academic career while playing for an up and coming football program in the ACC."
Lee had 35 receptions for 704 yards and he scored 11 touchdowns in 2012 as a junior. With high school starting in mid-August, he talked a bit about his game and the additions to it.
"I think I have great field speed, I think my hands are a real strength, and I seem myself as a playmaker. I can always get better, but those are some of my strengths. This season I believe my size and improved strength will help me be a better player. I've worked hard to get bigger."