Nazareth Academy has produced a good amount of D1 prospects the last few years, one of the most recent being defensive tackle Devonte Dunn who signed with Toledo last Wednesday.
His partner in crime, junior defensive tackle Isaiah Lee (6-2, 270 pounds) made a name for himself with two strong camp performances at the recent EFT/Edgy Tim Showcase and also the BOOM Showcase. On the heels of earning MVP honors at both, he received his first scholarship offer when he visited Central Michigan.
"To me it felt like a dream come true," Lee said, "due to me sitting out my sophomore year because I transferred to Naz, I worked every day crafting my skill and it finally paid off [Saturday] when I received an offer from Central Michigan and I'm very blessed to have that opportunity."
Lee's area recruiter Gino Guidugli and head coach John Bonamego were the two who presented Lee with the good news.
"Coach Guidugli was recruiting me and asked if I could attend CMU's junior day and when I told him I could and went with my mother and brother. He pulled us to his office and we chatted for a little, cracked a few jokes and then out of nowhere, he said we want to offer you and my heart dropped. It was the best feeling in the world."
Lee added, "it was a very nice campus and I loved the coaches there."
He continues to speak wth other staffs and has visits planned with a handful of those programs.
"I've talked with a few coaches this past couple of weeks and I attend on going to Illinois State's Junior Day, Toledo's Spring game march 25, and haven't decided a day on which I will visiting Wisconsin. I may be attending their spring game."
Signing Day has just passed for the 2017 class, but Lee has a lot of momentum going into the end of winter and into spring recruiting. Keep an eye on him moving forward.