Lee Talks Iowa Offer

Class of 2014 linebacker Brandon Lee already holds four scholarship offers, including three from Big Ten schools. The Indianapolis native talks about his opportunity from Iowa and who else is showing him interest in this update.

Iowa has secured two verbal commitments in the 2013 class from Indianapolis. The Hawkeyes have been working hard to strike again in the next recruiting year.

Iowa extended a scholarship offer to '14 wideout Dominique Booth from Pike early in the spring. Lawrence Central linebacker Brandon Lee grabbed a Hawkeye opportunity soon after that.

"I've been talking to Coach (Eric) Johnson about very other week," Lee reports. "He came by this spring to see me and watch me work out. Iowa, I know their offensive line is great. They send a lot of guys to the NFL. I know some guys from here have gone to Iowa. Other than that, I don't know a lot about Iowa. I'm possibly going to go on a visit there this summer."

Pike's David Kenney became Iowa's first '13 verbal on April 4. Carmel's John Kenny pulled the trigger for the Hawkeyes on the 27th of that month.

"I don't know them personally," Lee said. "I have played against both of them and know of them."

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Lee reports scholarship offers from Iowa, Indiana, Ball State and Purdue. He said he's consistent hearing from Nebraska, Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State, Kentucky, Penn State and Wisconsin.

Michigan State came by Lawrence Central to check in on Lee on Friday. He's planned a trip to Kentucky for this coming Friday.

"A lot of schools have been coming in and I'm just really excited because I'm so young," Lee said. "It just seems like everything is going right for me. I'm just enjoying it; taking it all in."

Lee said he's going to try to visit as many college campuses as he can fit in this summer. Other than Kentucky, he's not sure what schools he definitely will see.

"Me and my dad are still talking about it because everyone is equal right now," Lee said. "I don't have a favorite."

Lee said he would have a better feel for the schools that stand out to him after seeing some programs in person.

"I want to meet the players and all of the coaches to see if it feels like home, like somewhere where I can get used to it. It needs to fit me," he said.

Lee reports a 3.7 cumulative GPA. He's undecided on a college major.

"Academics are important," Lee said. "I take my academics seriously."

Lee also would like to stay relatively close to home.

"Iowa is not that far away," he said. "It's not like Hawaii. I want to go somewhere where the fan base is really into it, too."

Lee played outside linebacker as a sophomore but he said the coaches might move him around more this fall.

"A lot of the (college) coaches tell me that they like that I've got good acceleration," Lee said. "I get to the ball quickly. When I get in the trenches, I know how to use my hands. They're mainly excited about my athleticism as a linebacker."


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