Ask any ULM fan or coach what is the biggest offseason need for the 2011 Warhawks, and they will tell you offensive and defensive linemen.
When your talking Victory Christian prospect Gary Lee, you get a two for one combination. The 6'5 285 Lee plays in the trenches but is built like an All Pro linebacker.
Lee lined up on both sides of the football playing center on offense and anywhere from defensive tackle to defensive end on defense.
"Four schools have offered me and they have offered me at different positions", said Gary. "ULM on offense, Louisiana Tech on defense, Missouri State, and Wyoming actually offered me today. They want me on both sides of the ball".
ULM offensive line coach Vance Vice is credited with recruiting Lee and discovered him early during spring ball.
"Coach Vice just showed up one day at practice and from then on, he has stayed in contact with me".
"I drove down for the Troy game and ULM said they really liked my size and offered me a scholarship".
While Lee got an early peek at ULM on his unofficial visit, this time around he got a much closer feel of the city and campus.
"I really enjoyed being able to interact with the coaching staff", said Lee. "I was pleased with everything. Without a doubt they are my favorite coaching staff out of all the visits I have been on. Coach Vice is the biggest reason why I am interested in the Warhawks".
"ULM has an up and coming program, I liked what I saw". "I am looking for a coaching staff that is going to be there while I am there. Getting my degree is also very important and if I'm blessed enough play in the NFL".
"Right now ULM is my #1 but I want to take a few more visits and test the waters. I don't want to make a quick decision based on just one visit. Wyoming just offered me today so I am trying to set up a visit there as well".
The 6'5 Lee sports a 415 bench press, runs an impressive 4.8 forty, 4.6 shuttle, and has a 30 inch vertical.