Anders Lee Attracts Minnesota Interest

Anders Lee, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback from Edina, had a record-setting season. Lee led the Hornets to a 6-4 mark, losing to two-time defending state champ Eden Prairie 21-17 in the Section 3 semifinals. Lee, an outstanding hockey prospect, has recruiting interest from several schools such as Minnesota. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Edina head coach Kim Nelson to learn the latest.

Anders Lee prospered this season for Edina in their spread offense. Lee is the top scoring quarterback in the country with 32 touchdowns and a total of 196 points, averaging 19.6 points per game. Lee led the state with 3,087 total offensive yards.

Lee finished with 37 combined touchdowns and is second in the state in passing yards (1,982 yards) and rushed for 1,105 yards.

Lee has received recruiting interest from Minnesota, Southern Illinois, Air Force, Army and Minnesota State Mankato. Edina head coach Kim Nelson told GoldenSports.Net that Lee has attracted other interest with his strong senior season.

"Minnesota has looked at him as an athlete/quarterback. The Ivy League schools can't offer him a scholarship, but they have put him on their preferred list," Nelson said. "I believe that Wisconsin is showing some interest now. I'm pretty sure that North Dakota State has offered him. I have heard that Iowa and Iowa State are looking at him as a possible recruit."

Nelson said that despite talk of him playing hockey at Harvard, his recruiting interest has caused him to look hard at playing on the gridiron in college.

"I think so," Nelson said. "He visited Harvard for hockey and it was his top choice for a long time. His dad and I talked earlier this season and he said that Anders was starting to lean more towards football."

Nelson said that it will be a tough decision since he is a good prospect in both sports.

"He has been playing hockey since he was old enough to walk. He says that he is a little burned out by hockey and that football is a little more fun," Nelson said. "However, he is talking to the football coach during the middle of football season. He is going to have to be the guy to tell you which way he is going to go. I'd like to know, too."

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