It took a while for the recruiting process to kick off for Orion (Ill.) High 2019 tight end Logan Lee, but now it’s off and running. Iowa got the ball rolling being his first offer on March 5th and a few days later, Michigan threw their hat into the mix extending an offer.
“(Offensive Coordinator) Coach (Tim) Drevno called my high school and talked with my head football coach Chip Filler,” Lee told The Michigan Insider. “I believe they spoke for a bit and Coach called me out of class. I learned that they offered me a scholarship by Coach Filler. Through coach, we set up a visit on March 26th and I am looking forward to it very much. My reaction was wow! I have no words to explain my excitement! This is amazing.”
“I'm beyond words right now. I believe that I deserve this because of how hard I work in the gym, on the field and in the classroom. I am grateful that they took the time to review my film and find out about who I am. I am blessed and do not take any of my offers for granted. I really look forward to my visit.”
The rising 6-foot-5, 225-pounder has also set up a visit to Ann Arbor and while he already knows a lot about the Maize and Blue, he hopes to start building those bonds with the coaching staff.
“Their history is amazing,” said Lee. “It's the Big House, somewhere around 110,000 fans, once of the most competitive and talented coaches, academics, etc. Truly blessed to be mentioned and considered for a scholarship.”
“I know the facilities will be incredible (when I visit). There are many undergraduate options. I want to get to talk with and get to know the coaches. If I get a chance, I would like to see a few of the players. It's Michigan and I'm coming from six hours away, there is definitely interest there, but I also have time to make the right decision for myself. The fit has to be right.”
With his recruitment still very early in the process, he’s in no rush to make any decisions, but does know what he wants in a school.
“A competitive program that I believe I can play in,” said Lee. “A coaching staff that has my best interest in mind and a program that wants me to get a degree.”
One other main factor he’ll take into consideration is how each program uses their tight ends, which is another reason for his strong affinity towards Jim Harbaugh and his pro-style offense.
“As a sophomore I am most interested in a school that uses tight ends,” said Lee. “I feel I am very strong at blocking and have very good hands. With around 12 tight ends on the 2016 roster, Michigan is a tight end team. You always want a chance to catch the ball, but I'm good with the blue collar blocking as well. (Harbaugh’s) one of the most intense coaches around. I love his competitiveness. I think that if you play for him, he will have your back too.”
Lee also plans on attending a spring practice at Iowa and recently visited Illinois on Friday.