Champaign, Ill., St. Thomas More football standout D.J. Lee has camped at the University of Louisville twice in 10 days.
And both times he's left with a bit of a surprise. Last weekend, Lee came to camp and started working out as a quarterback but the U of L staff asked if he also would run through drills as a wide receiver. So he did both.
"I didn't know I could play wide receiver that well," Lee told Scout.com.
U of L coach Bobby Petrino asked him to return for the Cardinals' Quarterback Academy on Tuesday. This time, Lee left campus after hearing the stunning news that Louisville was extending him a scholarship offer.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Lee was offered as an athlete by Petrino. It's the prospects first scholarship offer.
"I was very shocked," Lee said. "Like I didn't think it was real; it was almost overwhelming.
"But I am very blessed and thankful they gave me the opportunity."
Lee wasn't sure what his future would hold, but he's been on multiple visits to U of L and seems to favor the Cardinals.
He plays quarterback for St. Thomas More but was told by Petrino the Cardinals' were looking at him as either a wide receiver or even perhaps a defensive back. Lee said he isn't fretting over a position.
"Where ever I'm needed," Lee said.
Lee has transformed his body since last season. He's added 15 pounds and also trimming his 40-yard dash time from 4.8 seconds to a recent 4.6 time. He said he's also hearing from Illinois, Iowa, Virginia, Southern Illinois, Ball State, Western Kentucky 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.