Michael McCammon

Champaign, Ill., athlete was offered following camp performance in the spring

Champaign (Ill.) St. Thomas More quarterback will visit Louisville this weekend

D.J. Lee is making his way back to Louisville.

The versatile athlete from Champaign, Ill., has made the under four hour drive to Louisville multiple times over the course of the spring and summer.  The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Lee attended two games last fall and participated in a pair of camps in late spring which resulted in a scholarship offer from the Cardinals.

With the 10th-ranked Cardinals set to welcome No. 2 Florida State to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, Lee, along with dozens of other recruits, will make an unofficial visit.

"I feel it will be way crazier the the previous ones I've went to," he said. "I went to Syracuse and Virginia last year but now that they are top ten and FSU is, I think the game will be very interesting considering it will be a high scoring game because both offenses are hard to stop."

Lee, who plays quarterback at St. Thomas More, is being recruited to Louisville as an athlete.  The Cardinals coaching staff have expressed an interest in playing him at wide receiver or defensive back.  For now, he's helped guide his team to an undefeated start, last week throwing for 150 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for an additional 100 yards and a score.

Much of the season-beginning headlines for Louisville have focused on the play of the Cardinals own dynamic athlete, sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson.

"I think he will definitely he is a Heisman candidate if they keep winning games, especially big games like this one," Lee said.

In addition to Louisville, Lee is drawing interest from nearby Illinois, Iowa, Virginia, Southern Illinois, Ball State, Western Kentucky and Northern Iowa.

"I had an Illinois visit last week," said Lee.  "It was good. I live five minutes from campus, so I'm used to the atmosphere."

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