Lance Lee (OL, Oxford, MS) - One of Ole Miss' jewels learned at the very last moment that he was just shy of the NCAA minimum requirements.

In fact, Lance had worked out with the team, involuntary, last summer. During that time frame, he had developed a tight bond with his "signing class" and fellow teammates."> Lance Lee (OL, Oxford, MS) - One of Ole Miss' jewels learned at the very last moment that he was just shy of the NCAA minimum requirements.

In fact, Lance had worked out with the team, involuntary, last summer. During that time frame, he had developed a tight bond with his "signing class" and fellow teammates.">

Lance Lee is ready to make an impact

<a href="http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=177&p=8&c=1&nid=640104"><b>Lance Lee</b> </a>(OL, Oxford, MS) - One of Ole Miss' jewels learned at the very last moment that he was just shy of the NCAA minimum requirements.<br> <br> In fact, Lance had worked out with the team, involuntary, last summer. During that time frame, he had developed a tight bond with his &quot;signing class&quot; and fellow teammates.

The hurt that came from finding out that he was not going to be able to play with his teammates is hard to put into words, but know this, one would not want their worst enemy to have to go through it.

Lance is two units shy of becoming a full qualifier. He will take the ACT test in December and hopes to enroll at Ole Miss in January.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Lance Lee:

What is your current size these days? "I am about 280, same height, 6' 5 1/2"."

What are you maxing out at these days? "Oh shoot, I have not maxed out since I was at Ole Miss last summer. And even then, we did not max out. The last time I maxed out, lets see, it was probably the summer before my senior year. Gosh, it has been two years."

What are your doing to keep yourself in shape? "I am working out and doing a lot of running. I am still doing the stuff I was doing in the off season."

What are you doing these days? "I am working out and I am in the grass cutting business. Really, I am just working, trying to keep strong, and working on my ACT test. I am just trying to get myself in Ole Miss."

You still plan to resign with Ole Miss? "Oh yea, yes sir."

Do you just need to improve on your test score to become a full qualifier? "Yes sir. I do not know how to explain it. I have to raise my test by 2 units in any subject, Math, English, just what ever. I can go up in one here and one there, and that gives me two. It does not matter the combination. I just need two more units. I had to have four more units before the last test, but I went up two last time, so I am retaking it on December 11th. I think that is the right date. It is sometime in December. I know that."

Are you doing anything to help you with the test? "Oh, yes sir. I am tutoring my butt off. I am focusing on Math and English because those are the two subjects I think I can raise the most. Science Reasoning, man, that stuff is so hard I can not even understand the questions."

How hard has sitting out been on you? "Man, I have lost 20 pounds since I left Ole Miss. I was up to 298, and I was the strongest I had ever been. It is rough. I need to get back in the program, bad. I have been helping my old coach at Oxford. I go to practices just to stay around football. When I go to the Ole Miss games, I can not even stay after half because it is no fun for me. It just hurts to see our team struggle like they have when I went through workouts with them last summer and personally seeing how hard the seniors and everyone else was working. To put in all those hours, and now not being able to go to a bowl. Man, and just knowing how I stacked up against everyone else. If I can just get in there and block for (Robert) Lane. I daydream about it everyday."

What would you like to say to the Ole Miss fans? "I just hope to get in there by Christmas. The quicker I can get in there, the quicker I can learn. And do not be down on the Rebels. We are going to come out of this hole."

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