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2015 Husker profile: Eric Lee

A look at true freshman defensive back Eric Lee, who enrolled early at Nerbaska early to take part in spring football.

Eric Lee

Position: CB

Height/Weight: 6-foot / 180-pounds

High school: Valor Christian high school (CO)

Year: True freshman

High school career:’s No. 1 player in Colorado in the 2015 class … nation’s No. 18 overall cornerback … 2014 Class 5A All-State first-team … played varsity on state championship teams in his sophomore and junior seasons, making the state finals as well during his senior year … recorded 59 tackles, one sack and five interceptions in 2014, in addition to racking up 1,013 all-purpose yards on offense with seven touchdowns … finished his career with 144 tackles and nine interceptions … during his three years with the varsity program, the Eagles went 35-7 overall … played football for Rod Sherman at Valor Christian … took part in track, finishing second in the Colorado state long jump in 2013.


2015 review:

Senior Daniel Davie appears to have one corner spot locked down, meaning there will be a handful of guys competing for the other spot. This includes Lee, but he’s got quite a few guys in front of him, including: Jonathan Rose, Chris Jones, Josh Kalu, and possibly Charles Jackson, who is an upperclassmen but got hurt during the spring.


BRR projection:

Getting a chance to learn the defense this past spring will help him going forward, but right now there is just too much depth in the secondary for the Colorado high school product to make an impact this season.

Look for Lee to redshirt this year. He’s the type of player Nebraska will want to have for another year down the road. He’s a potential two to three year starter at the position.

How he ended up in Lincoln:

After spending a portion of his childhood in Lincoln, Eric Lee jumped quickly on his scholarship opportunity to the University of Nebraska. If he would have let his recruitment play out, he likely would have seen some bigger offers. The Huskers landed the defensive back over Michigan State, Kansas State, Arizona State, Oregon State, Utah, Colorado, and Colorado State.

“Being able to put on that Nebraska jersey for the first time sealed the deal for me and how I feel about the university,” said Lee.  “I met with the admissions people and got to see how everything is set up academically. They really set you up to succeed. I also got to meet Dennis Leblanc, who my father knows personally since his time here at Nebraska."

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