Lee talks about commitment to Nebraska

Nebraska pulled in a commitment from one of the best junior college quarterbacks in the nation. Head Coach George Rush told Big Red Report earlier today that Zach Lee made a commitment to Nebraska. Lee was out of practice, but Big Red Report has since caught up with the newest member of the Husker family to talk about his decision.

Zach Lee made a commitment to Nebraska today. The 6-foot-2 and 200 pound quarterback from San Francisco (Calif.) City College commented on his decision following practice.

"It's just going to be nice to have a decision that I am really comfortable with and that I feel great about out of the way," Lee said.

"Obviously, I feel really good about my decision it's just going to be nice to focus on school and football the next few weeks."

Sometimes the recruiting process can be a distraction, but it really wasn't to Lee. It was just something else and he acknowledged that the process was both fun and flattering.

"Not a distraction really. It's just a whole other thing on your mind. It doesn't mean to be a distraction or anything like that. It's a great process and I had a lot of fun."

"To me, it's been really flattering have all of these coaches from division one schools calling your house. It's just nice to have a decision made."

Lee took in an official visit to Nebraska to see them play Troy. He was able to experience everything first-hand and really has nothing bad to say at all about Nebraska.

"Look at the place. The fans were just awesome. The game day atmosphere was great. The coaches are great. The facilities are awesome. You really can't say anything bad about the place. It's first-class and I am just really excited to be part of it."

Some people might point the finger at Lee going to Nebraska because of Maurice Purify being there and having a great year. Nebraska is also in pursuit of C.C.S.F. wide receiver Kenny O'Neal, but Lee said that despite Mo being there already that this was his decision.

"It's nice to know that Mo is out there having success. He seems to have made the transition fairly easily. This was a decision that I was going to make based on a bunch of different factors.

"It just so happened that Nebraska was the best thing for me personally. It's definitely a plus to have guys like Mo and possibly Kenny out there, but this was definitely a decision of mine."

On the season, Lee threw for a 65% completion percentage and put up some other pretty big numbers.

"I just got a stat sheet from my coach. I was 204 for 315 for 3,040 yards, 30 touchdowns passing, seven touchdowns rushing and five interceptions."

Lee was a qualifier out of high school and has a unique situation with his eligibility that Nebraska has to like.

"I was a qualifier out of high school. I greyshirted the third semester of last year so I am a second semester freshman right now. I will have four to play three years."

Lee has become the 16th known verbal to Nebraska's 2007 class and also the second quarterback that will be able to enroll at semester. "I am happy to be part of the Husker family."


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