Illinois QB D.J. Lee showed major improvement - and versatility - on Wednesday at Louisville's football camp

Champaign, Ill., quarterback D.J. Lee was at Louisville's camp on Wednesday and showed major improvement, also working out as a wide receiver. Lee updates Cardinal Authority on his recruitment.

Champaign, Ill., St. Thomas More standout D.J. Lee came to the University of Louisville's football camp on Wednesday hoping to impress the Cardinals' coaching staff with his skills at quarterback.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Lee showed off his impressive arm-strength and major improvement from last summer.

But he also gave the coaches and eyeful to watch as a wide receiver.

"I didn't know I could play wide receiver that well," Lee said. "The new offensive coordinator (Lonnie Galloway) randomly asked me to run routes and then coach (Bobby) Petrino asked my mom if I would be interested in wide receiver.

"I said I would play anywhere on the field they need me."

Lee ran crisp routes and showed off a nice set of hands while running routes and he was also in the rotation throwing passes during the drills. Lee is a dual-threat quarterback with above-average arm strength.

While he doesn't have any offers, Lee said the interest level from schools has picked up. He said Petrino asked him to come back to U of L's QB Academy next week and he plans on making the four-hour trip back to town.

"I really hope they liked what they saw," Lee said. "They asked me to come back next Tuesday so they could see my arm strength more."

Lee has transformed his body, adding 15 pounds and also trimming his 40-yard dash time from 4.8 seconds to a recent 4.6 time. He has been on trips to Louisville several times and said he's also hearing from Illinois, Iowa, Virginia, Southern Illinois, Ball State and Northern Iowa.

As a junior, Lee passed for 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns with only two interceptions. He also rushed for over 550 and seven touchdowns and had over 200 yards receiving and two more TDs. On defense, Lee had three interceptions and 20 tackles.

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