The guy under center is in many ways in control of field position as much for the offense as he is for the defense.
It is usually the play of the quarterback that determines the outcome of games. Therefore, the quarterback position is also arguably the most important position in recruiting as well.
Lee was on campus this weekend to yet again confirm why Baton Rouge was selected to be his home for the next few years.
“It was great,” Lee said of his trip to LSU this past weekend. “I had a fun time down there. I saw some of their practice for the upcoming bowl game. I thought that was pretty neat, and I hung out with some of the players like Russell Shepard and Rueben Randle.
“I went to their apartment and we watched the Saints game on Saturday night,” he added. “I think they are really nice guys and I can definitely see myself being around them for the next three to four years.”
The official visit also saw more one-on-one time between Lee and members of the Tiger coaching circle.
“This was my fourth visit to LSU, so I already knew most of them, but I did meet with coach [Billy] Gonzales and coach [Frank] Wilson and that was a good experience. I like those guys a lot, and I think LSU has a great staff.
“I can see them helping me develop a lot once I get down there.”
While some of the players in LSU’s class for 2010 will be preparing for the high school all-star games that are drawing near, Lee will be indulging in something different.
“I will be preparing for this upcoming baseball season,” he said. “I’m going to start throwing in the next couple of weeks with some light tossing, to kind of get my arm loosened up for the season. I don’t approach baseball any differently than football. I go out on the field and compete in everything I do.”
Lee’s future squad is doing a little competing of its own as the Tigers are on pace yet again to land one of the nation’s premier recruiting classes.
However, Lee admitted to being oblivious to recruiting.
“I’m not a huge follower of recruiting,” he said. “I haven’t really looked at this year’s class or next years. I have met a few of the guys that are in my class though and it doesn’t surprise me that we are bringing in a bunch of talented players. Any time you have a team like LSU trying to recruit, you just know they are going to bring in some of the best talent from around the country.
“Right now I’m looking forward to meeting all of the guys in the class of 2010, and once I’m there I’ll try to bring in even more players. My plan is to excel both on and off of the field and to bring another national championship to LSU.”
Lee hopes to not only bring a national championship home for the LSU football program but also for Paul Mainieri and the Tiger baseball program. He is a right-handed pitcher with a fastball that is consistently clocked in the 90’s.
Baseball is a big part of Lee’s future and that even has some LSU fans concerned that his name will be called in the early rounds of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. If that happens, Lee will have a tough decision to make but for now he’s focusing on LSU and not on a what if.
“I’m excited about LSU and I don’t know what will happen with baseball,” he said. “I know what LSU has waiting for me with football and baseball but everything else is nothing but speculation.”
Note: Lee finished up his senior season with 2,564 yards and 31 touchdowns on 153-of-269 passing – 56.8 percent. He tossed only six interceptions and added 419 yards and nine more scores on 92 rushes.
As a three-year starter, Lee completed 462-of-791 passes (58.4 percent) for 7,379 yards with 81 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. He rushed for 798 yards and 24 scores on 206 rushes.