Cards coaching staff impresses Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee of Indianapolis Lawrence Central, one of the nation's top-rated linebackers, attended Louisville's Junior Day on Saturday afternoon and left feeling "comfortable" about playing for the Cardinals coaching staff.

The quality and quantity of the linebacker prospects that Louisville hosted on Junior Day was high and among them was Indianapolis Lawrence Central linebacker Brandon Lee.

Following a junior season that saw the 6-foot-3, 215-pound outside linebacker help his team win the Indiana 5A state championship, Lee has become one of the most sought after prospects from the Hoosier State.

On Saturday, Lee took in Louisville's Junior Day, which included personal time with the coaches, a tour of the football facilities and the men's basketball game against Seton Hall.

"It went really well," Lee said on Sunday evening. "I had a good time down at Louisville on my visit with my father and my brother."

"It was good to be able to hang out with my teammate Kevin Willis and some of the guys from Kentucky and Florida, so it was a pretty good junior day."

The presentations and one-on-one time with the Cardinal coaches made the biggest impression on Lee and he left feeling comfortable about the possibility of becoming a Cardinal.

"The coaches probably stood out to me the most," he explained. "I felt like I was comfortable around the coaches and I feel like if I was down there with them I would be in good hands. My parents wouldn't have much to worry about if I was down in Louisville."

With scholarship offers both near and far, Lee isn't concerned about the distance from home. However, the possibility of playing at a school close to his family in Indianapolis would be an added bonus.

"Distance isn't really a concern, but it is kind of cool that it's a short drive away and that my family could come see me play."

Lee anticipates graduating early from Lawrence Central and enrolling prior to spring at his college of choice to give him a head start to his freshman season. It also means that he'll make his college pick earlier than most.

"I want to do it before or after my football season," he said of his eventual college decision. "It'll depends on how things pick up from now with all the schools through the spring and summer."

Still early in the recruiting process, Lee plans to continue to make visits before narrowing his choices down.

"I have to give it some more time and get out to see all the schools that have offered me."

Lee currently holds eight scholarship offers.

"My most recent ones came from Louisville, NC State and Illinois," he said. "It's very exciting. Recruiting can become a little overwhelming sometimes, but I take it all in and enjoy it."

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