Beavs offer quick-step DT

A RECENT OFFER from Oregon State has the Beavs in the top four of highly sought Gerard Lee, a defensive tackle out of Scottsdale CC with a lightning fast first step. Lee, who holds seven offers with additional suitors appearing on the verge, has three more visits scheduled, inlcuding one to Oregon State.

Lee (6-3, 274) has a top four of Oregon State (offer), South Florida (offer), Auburn and Utah, with that quartet also recruiting the hardest.

"Those four schools are going to be hard to pick between," said Lee, while mentioning he still remains open to everyone.

Lee has visits scheduled for Auburn and Utah and said offers look like they could be forthcoming soon from both. He also has full ride offers from Boise State, New Mexico, Nevada, Marshall, UNLV. Other schools who he's hearing a lot from of late include UCLA, Michigan State and Ole Miss.

Lee will trip to Oregon State January 13. He's taken officials to Boise State and South Florida thus far.

"I had a good time at both of them but South Florida was a little bit better," said Lee.

The Utah visit is scheduled for this weekend while Auburn is tentatively slated for Jan 20, although it might be moved up to a weekday trip.

WHAT MAKES LEE a hot prospect: He's awfully quick off the ball, and he plays with leverage.

"He's quicker off the snap than darned near everybody -- including the offensive linemen," said Scottsdale assistant coach Mark Mejia. "That initial step off the snap is how he's really able to create pressure."

Lee is on track to receive his AA degree in the spring, with apparently 2 to play 2 at the next level.

"I'm really interested in the schools it sounds like I'm most likely going to play at -- South Florida, Auburn and Oregon State, plus Utah, they've all been recruiting the hardest," said Lee.

"I'm just looking for a place where I'll get a chance to play and get a good education."

Gerard Lee profile

Lee and Clinton Polk 's Scottsdale teammate DE Byron Honore is also tripping to Oregon State Jan 13 with his own Beaver offer in tow. Look for our article on the 6-3 245-pound sack-master later this week.

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