Florida DE Lee favors two

Florida defensive end Deon Lee attended Louisville's spring game Friday night. The 6-foot-4, 215 pound prospect holds several BCS offers, but told InsideTheVille.com that two programs currently stand out as favorites. Where do the Cards stand on the sack-artist's list?

Deon Lee, a talented 6-foot-4, 215-pound defensive end from Defuniak Springs (FL) Walton, attended Louisville's spring game Friday night and came away impressed with Charlie Strong's team.

"It was really nice," Lee said. "I liked everything about it. I came in for the spring game on Friday and I liked everything I saw. It was nice. They have great coaches and I liked the intensity they play with during the game."

During his visit, Lee, who holds offers from Louisville, USF, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan and Texas Tech, spoke with Strong and several of the Cardinals defensive staff. Their message to Lee: Louisville has am immediate need for a player who can get after the quarterback.

"I got to meet them a little bit before the game and afterward," Lee said. "I talked to Coach [Ron] Dugans and I saw Coach Strong when I got there and talked to him for a minute or so, and the defensive line coach [Clint Hurtt] and the defensive coordinator [Vance Bedford]. They were telling me how I fit what they're looking for and they need somebody like me that can rush off the edge and be ready to play."

Lee said he believes Louisville's attacking style of defense would be a perfect match for his ability.

"I can see myself playing for Louisville's defense and I like the intensity the whole team had," Lee said. "I like it a lot."

Louisville, along with South Carolina, lead the way in Lee's recruitment.

"Those are my top two schools right now," Lee said. "As of now they're both the [even]. South Carolina I like how the team plays, the coaching staff and campus and how it feels there. Louisville I like how it feels up there...same thing."

Lee said his visit to Louisville will likely be his last for awhile and isn't sure when he'll make his college decision.

"Playing time is a big thing," Lee said. "Louisville told me if I come up there I would be able to start early and get some playing time. South Carolina says the same thing."


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