Quarterback Vad Lee can be called a prophet or state champ as he and his Hillside teammates went out in fashion with a 40-0 win in the state championship in his classification in North Carolina. At the start of the year Vad predicted that he and his teammates would go 16-0 and bring home the state title. Hard work and great players made that prediction come true. Now Vad turns his attention to the Shrine Bowl this week with fellow Georgia Tech commits and North Carolinians Tremayne McNair and Domonique Noble. Lee likes the feeling of winning the state championship. "It feels great," said Lee. "We went through a lot this past off-season to make our goal come true." Vad and his teammates worked hard to give Hillside the state championship. "I know it was hard work but I can tell you it was well worth everything we put into making it happen."
Now that the season is over, Vad has moved on to prepare for the upcoming Shrine Bowl. "I got here this morning and we had some activities and I just got out of a meeting to prepare for the upcoming week of practice and then the game." Lee is happy to have his future teammates Domonique Noble and Tremayne McNair there as his teammates for the Shrine Bowl. "We are all excited about playing together here and at Georgia Tech." There have been rumors of other schools still recruiting Lee. Is Lee still 100% committed? "I am 100% committed and we (Noble and McNair) have talked about rooming together and my priority is Georgia Tech and I'm ready for signing day to get here so I can make it official."
At one time Vad was thinking about enrolling early. He decided to stay in high school for the remainder of the year and is satisfied with his decision. "I wasn't ready to take the step to college quite yet." Lee has some unfinished business to take care of at Hillside. He'd like to win a state championship in track. "I've made commitment to play these sports and I feel I need to honor those commitments."
Vad wasn't the only one to win a state championship among the North Carolina recruits coming to Tech. Domonique Noble joined Lee in winning a championship. "Nique now has four rings to show for his hard work in high school," said Lee. "We are bringing that winning attitude to Tech with us."