Outside of his three finalists, Lee has offers from more than 25 schools including Auburn, Boston College, Clemson, East Carolina, Illinois, Louisville, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oregon, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Syracuse, USC, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. So what was it that made the three finalists stick out?
"I want to go pre-med and they are all great academic schools. They are elite and so the real deal breaker will be the relationship with the coaches and the overall atmosphere of the campus."
Duke will get the final shot at Lee when he takes his final official visit over the last weekend in January. It'll be a chance for him to sit down with the coaches who have made a big impression through visits, handwritten letters, and more.
"I'm excited about the visit to Duke in a few weeks. I'm excited about the amazing job being done with the program and their brand. The brand of Duke Football has evolved tremendously over the past few years with the job done by Coach Cutcliffe and his staff. Duke is now being looked at as a football school as well as basketball. Please understand that when I speak on the brand of Duke I am simply referring to the athletic portion of the recruiting pitch. Obviously, the academics speak for themselves."
Leading the charge for Lee of late have been associate head coach Scottie Montgomery and head coach David Cutcliffe.
"I've got great relationships with them as well as the other coaches. The true coaches want to do more than develop you as a football player, the true coaches develop you as a young man and understand there is a life after football. I think the all the coaches I'm considering really understand and believe that."
"I'm looking for that understanding because I want to play football at the highest level - that is very important to me, but I also want a coaching staff that is genuinely interested in their players' future."
In his final season for Cardinal Gibbons High, Lee recorded 53 catches for 778 yards and seven touchdowns. He reports his current vital statistics as 6-foot-1, 178 pounds with a 4.45 forty time. He also learned a lot from his senior campaign.
"Following the season I definitely feel as though I'm a better player. I feel like I've gotten better at route running and reading the defenses. Especially since I was double teams so often. I do know that I need to work on getting stronger and beating defensive backs off the line when they try to jam me."
"I also have to admit that the recruiting process was very stressful at times this year. All the calls and correspondence from schools can be overwhelming at times. However, now that I've got my list narrowed down to three schools I am very excited to get it behind me and helping someone work toward winning the National Championship.
Lee is rated as a three star prospect by Scout.com