While NC State has not yet offered the 6-2, 300-pound defensive tackle a scholarship it's clear that the Pack would be in an outstanding position with the senior prospect if they did.
Pack Pride caught up with Lee, a senior at Tarpon Springs, Florida, and he admitted that NC State is a school at the top of his favorite's list currently.
"Yes, NC State is one of my favorites right now," Lee admitted.
When pressed on what other schools might be near the top of his list Lee didn't list any schools in particular, but did say he would like to hear more from LSU.
Lee has entertained a good amount of interest from schools over the course of the recruiting process but he received just one scholarship offer to date. That was from Western Kentucky and he received it all the way back in the spring. He hasn't had much contact with the Hilltoppers' coaching staff since then so it's not even clear if the offer is still on the table.
The two-star prospect is very interested in NC State and that interest works both ways. The Pack's coaching staff has been maintaining steady interest and communication with him just to keep open the possibility of an offer and commitment down the road. Lee said the Pack started recruiting him a month or two ago and the relationship has developed nicely in the time since then.
"I've been talking to NC State a lot," Lee explained. "I'm talking to the running backs coach (Jason Swepson) mostly. The last time we talked was about two weeks ago but we've been talking just about once every week.
"They're really high on me. They just want me to get down for an official visit sometime next month, I think."
Lee does not have a date in mind for that official visit but said he would love to visit Raleigh and check the school out. If an offer comes it might not be long before a commitment follows.
"I like the program a lot," he continued. "I've been watching it a lot this year and they're doing good."
Tarpon Springs is 4-5 on the season and Lee has been spending his time at defensive tackle and nose guard.
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