Coming out of high school, Xavier Lee achieved practically
every honor and record including, the touchdown passing record in the Sunshine
State. In his first year, he struggled and fell behind fellow freshman Drew Weatherford on the depth chart.
"Last year was real hard because no matter how hard I
worked, I was going to be on the sidelines," Lee said. "This year I feel good
about things because it's equal competition. I grew a whole lot mentally. I now
understand the terminology and coverage's."
How did Lee prepare in the off-season for this spring?
"I worked hard in the off-season," he said. "I threw a lot
on my own and I studied the playbook as much as I could so I could get the
mental aspect down. I threw pretty much every other weekend. I even
threw and studied film went I went home."
One thing that might contribute to his stability in his
second season is the arrival of his half brother (Anthony Kelly) on campus and
on the football team.
"Having him here makes me more calm and focused," he said.
"He's not my roommate but as much as he's in my room, he might as well be."
6-foot-3 and 215 pound standout set Florida state high school records for
passing completions (549), yards (9,083) and touchdown passes (98) in his
four-year career at Daytona Beach Seabreeze. He was rated the Scout.com No. 2
rated quarterback in the country.