Lee Holds Offer from UNC

Roughly a month ago, Vad Lee received his first official scholarship offer.

"I got the [scholarship] letter from North Carolina on September 2," Lee said. "I was kind of excited, because it was my favorite school growing up."

Lee, a 6-foot-1, 194-pound athlete from Durham (N.C.) Hillside, has also received official scholarship letters from Duke and East Carolina.

Lee admits that growing up a UNC fan will have a "small" affect on his recruitment. Regardless, he feels it's too early to name favorite schools.

"I'm going to try to look at everybody the same," Lee said.

In July, Lee attended UNC's "Beast of the Hill" Seven-on-Seven Passing League. He quarterbacked Hillside to a 3-2 record and won the Offensive Playmaker Award.

More importantly, though, the UNC coaching staff got a good look at Lee's abilities.

"Coach [Ken] Browning was refereeing our games, so he got to see me a lot," Lee said. "Browning wanted to see me at quarterback."

During downtime between games, Browning spoke to Lee a few times.

"Basically, he told me I did well during the seven-on-seven and told me what I could do better," Lee said.

UNC, like most schools, are recruiting Lee as an athlete and have yet to identify a projected position.

"I want to play quarterback in college," Lee said. "[The position I'm being recruiting for] is a big deal, but not too big. There are other factors that are bigger."

Although he is starting at quarterback this season, Lee played wide receiver exclusively last year, where he caught 56 passes for 1,124 yards and nine touchdowns. This season, he is completing 52-percent of his passes for 683 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 433 yards and three scores.

This Saturday, Lee said he will attend an ACC match-up. He's considering the UNC-Virginia game in Chapel Hill, the Duke-Virginia Tech game in Durham, or both. Both games have a noon kickoff and are within a 30-minute drive from Lee's home.

Lee hopes to attend a game at all of the schools that have offered him before the end of the season. Outside of Saturday, though, he doesn't have any plans scheduled.

Lee has already attended a Duke game – last weekend's matchup against N.C. Central. He has also attended Duke's individual camp.

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