Lee Makes His Case

New Albany (OH) athlete Darron Lee was extremely impressive Saturday at Ohio State's camp, working out as a linebacker. Did Lee show enough to warrant a Buckeye offer?

Darron Lee is one of the more versatile players in Ohio, and the 6-foot-2, 205-pound, athlete made a return trip to Columbus to once again work out in front of the Ohio State coaching staff.

Lee, who also attended the first camp two weeks ago, returned to Ohio State Saturday to work out primarily as a linebacker. He had previously went through camp as a safety.

"I think I've done everything I could in my power to receive an offer from Ohio State," Lee stated after camp concluded. "I am supposed to hear from them Monday morning, or early afternoon, if they are going to offer."

"After talking to Coach (Luke) Fickell after camp, he said he likes me at safety, but he thinks I could be the nickel guy (at defensive back), and also play outside linebacker," he added. "They want to determine what I will grow into frame-wise. Skill and talent aren't the issue. It's just what I'm going to grow into."

As a life-long Buckeye fan, Lee admitted he is hoping to land the Ohio State offer. He also has offers from the likes of Boston College, Duke, Illinois, and others.

"Most definitely I would love an offer from Ohio State," he said. "I worked with Coach Fickell on a few individual drills, and I also got a few tips from (current Ohio State linebacker) Ryan Shazier. I also spoke to Coach Meyer and a few of the other commits. Ezekiel Elliott, Jayme Thompson and Noah Spence were guys I talked to, and they were great."

"Since I was here two weeks ago, Coach Fickell told me I made a real statement by coming back," he continued. "In that staff meeting on Monday, he said he would do everything he can to get me that offer. Of the schools that have offered, Illinois is up there, and so is West Virginia. I have no more camps planned."

Lee has a definite time-frame in mind for making his decision, but that may well depend upon the news he receives this Monday.

"Depending on if I get this offer or not, it will be before my senior season," he stressed.

"There's a chance," Lee stated, when asked if he would immediately accept Ohio State's offer. "There's a pretty good chance."

Scout.com will continue to track Lee's recruitment, and will have coverage of what transpires with Ohio State this coming Monday.

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