Rutgers Involved with Franklin Defensive Back

Franklin High (Somerset, N.J.) standout Eddie Lee grew up in the shadows of Rutgers, and the class of 2013 product certainly got his fill of Scarlet Knights football. He spoke to ScarletReport.com about Rutgers, and how his recruitment is progressing.

Rutgers nabbed receiver Carlton Agudosi out of Franklin High (Somerset, N.J.) in the 2012 class, and the Scarlet Knights have their eyes on a 2013 product with a strong affection for the home-state school.

Eddie Lee, a 5-11, 205-pound safety, camped at Rutgers, knows the football program well, and is getting a lot of interest from the Scarlet Knights.

"I love Rutgers," he said. "They invited me to the one-day camp, and I (went) to that. I used to walk from the other side of town just to come to the games. I've been a supporter ever since Ray Rice was there, and Brian Leonard was there."

Lee lives by Franklin's middle school, and would make the walk across Easton Ave. and over Landing Lane Bridge to attend games, and his fondness of the school overflowed into a popular pastime.

"Rutgers was always my favorite team," he said. "Even playing video games, I always used Rutgers. (Friends) would use Alabama, and I would use Rutgers."

Lee is being recruited to play in the secondary, but is a multi-dimensional player for the Warriors. He made 47 tackles, intercepted four passes, returned punts and kickoffs, rushed for 168 yards on 27 carries, caught 11 passes for 119 yards and a score and had five defensive and special teams touchdowns.

But after performing at the Schiano Shootout 7-on-7 tournament and camping at Rutgers in late June, Lee knows he has work to do before getting an offer.

"I have to work on technique," he said. "Once you get your technique, everything else will fall into place, so that's my main focus right now."

However, if he gets the Rutgers offer, Agudosi will be pushing the Scarlet Knights even harder than he already is, and that is saying a lot.

"He's a guy I am already working on," Agudosi said this summer. "He's a real good player and he loves Rutgers. I always talk to him about playing together."


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