Lee Puts On A Clinic
The Territory took its show on the road to Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach Saturday to check out one of the country's top prep quarterbacks in Xavier Lee. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound sophomore and junior Player of the Year for Sunshine Sports Network didn't disappoint.
In limited action during the intrasquad scrimmage, Lee tossed three touchdown passes. On one play, the wide receiver was closely covered but because of Lee's quick release and strong arm, the defensive back had no time to break on the ball. Lee demonstrated once again why some are predicting him as one of the top five quarterbacks in the country for the class of 2004.
Despite another stellar outing, the Daytona Beach native remained humble.
"I could've done a lot better," Lee, who passes 3,075 yards and 33 touchdowns as a junior, said. "I know there's a lot of stuff I need to improve on and that's what I'm going to work on over the summer."
This summer, Lee will workout on his own and attend several passing tournaments with his teammates.
Mark Beach, the head football coach for Seabreeze high school, knows how fortunate he is to have a quarterback the caliber of Lee.
"Xavier knows where to go with the football and he's been in the system for three years now," Beach said. "He's just a phenomenal player. He's one of those guys that don't come along very often. He wants to learn and he is learning and he's taking strides every day."
Not only does Beach have an awesome talent for a quarterback but he also has a kid that's a solid citizen.
"He's a great kid," Beach said. "Xavier is a great kid to have in your program and he doesn't get into trouble. He does what he's supposed to do and he's very coachable."
When a program has the caliber of a player like Lee at its school, things can get kind of hectic. Into the first week and a half of the May evaluation period there has been a swarm of college scouts coming and going through Daytona Beach.
"We have had at least 45 coaches come through here already," Beach said. "A lot of coaches from out West haven't been here yet. Coach Strong from Florida, Coach Billy Sexton from Florida State and Coach Dan Warner from Miami all have been here. The University of Miami will be at the Jamboree Thursday night."
Look for a Q& A with Lee soon.
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