"I picked Ball State because it's a great school," he said. "I love the facilities and the campus. They have my major which is journalism."
Lee also had a chance to work with the staff and believes they'll help him reach his full potential.
"I love the coaching staff and I just feel like with Coach Wilt as my d-line coach I'll become a much better d-lineman."
The 6'2, 280-lb Lee is the first commitment in the Cardinals' 2013 class.