Zach Lee won’t be the future at LSU quarterback, nor will he ever pitch on Friday nights for baseball coach Paul Mainieri.
In a moment where Lee could have moved himself into an overnight celebrity in the minds of the LSU faithful, the incoming freshman found a home far from Baton Rouge.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, who drafted Lee with the 28th overall selection, moved in on the two-sport star late in the game. According to Lee at last Tuesday’s LSU Media Day, the Dodgers had not made contact with him since they selected him in the draft.
Yet in an apparent last-ditch effort to reel in their top selection, the Dodgers moved in on Lee late Monday and sealed the deal.
“This was a very personal decision for Zach and his family," Miles said. “This opportunity was just too difficult to pass up. We wish Zach and his family the very best. He's an outstanding young man and we hope he develops into a great Major League pitcher.”