Four-star LBer likes the feel at Louisville

Indianapolis Lawrence Central four-star linebacker Brandon Lee is one of the top remaining targets on the University of Louisville's recruiting board. Lee will make a decision on Nov. 8 and talks about his interest with the Cardinals.

Brandon Lee is giving himself a birthday present.

The four-star linebacker from Indianapolis Lawrence Central High School will make a commitment on his birthday – Nov. 8.

"That's the plan right now," Lee said.

Lee has six schools on his list, including Louisville. He called the Cardinals a "team on the rise" and when asked about U of L noted all of the success of the U of L athletic department saying, "They're doing good things in a lot of sports."

"Louisville and what they did last year in all sports was great, from baseball to football to men's basketball and then women's basketball," Lee said. "It was just a great year for them in all sports."

Lee has been to Louisville on two visits and said he will likely make a return trip for a game at some point in the next month or so.

But he spoke highly of the Cardinals, noting California, Oregon, Penn State, Northwestern and Virginia Tech are also still on his list.

"The best thing about Louisville is the coaching staff," Lee said. "It's like speaking to one of my uncles or maybe even my father, speaking to coach (Charlie) Strong, coach BJ (Brian Jean-Mary) or coach (Vance) Bedford.

"I can come to them and speak to them about anything and I really like that. They just make me feel really good."

Lee said he has also taken note on how aggressive the U of L defense is and just how the staff plays a lot of young players.

"I am not exactly worried about playing early but that's a positive thing for them," he said. "I know they are playing a lot of guys early."

Lee said the recruiting process has become "a lot of stress," and he wants to remain focused on his season. Lee had 12 tackles on Friday night, including a sack of U of L commitment Reggie Bonnafon for a safety, as Lawrence Central downed Louisville Trinity 17-13.

"I want to play my senior season and enjoy it with my teammates," Lee said. "So, I want to make my decision and focus on the season. It's a birthday present to me.

"Plus, I can't hold it out too much longer because I plan on graduating early (and enrolling in a school for spring football)."

Lee is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 26 linebacker in 2014.


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