Local product getting close to a commitment?

Markeno Lee (DL, Oxford, MS) - One of the top defensive linemen in the magnolia state just so happens to reside right under Ole Miss' nose.

The 6' 5", 270 pounder Lafayette County product has had an outstanding senior campaign so far.

"It has gone great. We are on schedule. We play Kosciusko Friday in the 2nd round. We beat Pearl in the 1st round Friday. I have around 90 tackles and 11 or 12 sacks," added Markeno Lee.

Markeno also made an impact as a junior. He recorded 78 tackles and 12 sacks for the season, but he feels this season has been his best yet.

"I think I am doing better with my agility, hands, and footwork."

Who is the best player Markeno has faced this season?

"Charles Mitchell. He can do it all."

Three schools look to be the main players for Lee's services.

"South Carolina, Ole Miss, and Alabama have offered me. They are coming after me the hardest."

Has Markeno set up his official visits?

"The only one I have set up so far is South Carolina. I am going up there the first weekend in December."

What is South Carolina telling Markeno?

"They told me to keep up the good work, and to get my grades up. They just me to be a part of their program."

What stands out about the Gamecocks?

"I like their coaches, and they are coming after me the hardest. They send me more mail and call more often than Ole Miss or Alabama."

Does this put South Carolina in the lead?

"No, I am actually leaning more towards Ole Miss or Alabama."

What stands out about Ole Miss?

"I like Coach O. I like the way he coaches. They are right here in my backyard. It would give me a chance for everybody to see me play and for me to be with my family."

What are Alabama's positives?

"Coach Woods has been on me pretty good for a long time. Justin Woodall is recruiting me pretty good too (laugh). He likes it over there, and I know we like a lot of the same things."

When it comes decision time; what will be the main factors?

"The coaches and early playing time are the biggest things with me. Everything else will take care of itself."

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