When it comes to recruiting the fun is just starting for Shane Lee. The 2019 Chevy Chase (Md.) St. Johns linebacker has three years of high school left and is fielding more and more college interest by the day. Thus far he has already picked up offers from Maryland, Syracuse, Toledo, North Carolina, and Michigan. In the case of the Wolverines the talented youngster has been on the radar since last fall. During their satellite camp in Baltimore last week the two parties were finally able to interact in person.
"I got the (Michigan) offer at the end of the season,” said Lee. “I want to visit there… see a couple games. I got to meet the coaches today, which was good. I like those guys. I just hope to learn more about the school."
The powerfully built 6-0, 230-pounder certainly learned more about the coaching staff during the three-hour camp. Jim Harbaugh, Don Brown, and Chris Partridge all made favorable impressions.
"(Harbaugh) is a great guy,” said Lee. “I've heard a lot of funny stories about him and read about him all the time."
"(Brown and Partridge are) great guys. They're always looking for something you can improve on and they'll point it out to you. Make sure you do it right next time."
By the time the curtain fell on the spirited session Lee had a much better idea of what he needs to do turn his stellar freshman performance at Baltimore (Md.) Gilman into an even better one this year at St. Johns.
"I think I did okay,” Lee said regarding his camp showing. “I've still got stuff to improve on but I learned a lot from the coaches. I tried to take it all in and incorporate it throughout the day."
As positive as the experience was Lee is a long way away from naming Michigan, or any other school for that matter, his leader. With so much time left in the recruiting process he is perfectly content with growing his offer list and learning more about each suitor as it comes. It’s still so early that he hasn’t even determined the full list of factors that will go into his decision yet, but he does already know one major one.
“Just the people that are around me,” said Lee. “I try to keep good people around me at all times. A home away from home."