Franklin's Lee Hearing from Rutgers

Franklin (Somerset, N.J.) junior athlete Eddie Lee had a solid relationship with Rutgers before visiting last month during bowl practices. Teammates with Rutgers commit Carlton Agudosi, Lee has been on the Rutgers radar since his sophomore year and is starting to hear from other schools in the area.

Franklin (Somerset, N.J.) junior athlete Eddie Lee has had limited opportunities to shine, playing behind BCS recruits Carlton Agudosi and Kye Morgan, but is still garnering interest from many schools in the Northeast.

Lee currently projects as either a safety or outside linebacker, standing at 5-foot-11, 200 pounds. But with Morgan headed to Virginia, Lee likely jumps up to the feature-back role for Franklin, which will allow schools to see what he can do on offense.

"I'll play anywhere to get a scholarship, but I'm excited for more opportunities next year," Lee said. "If I stick as a defensive guy, I'm happy with it, but if schools look at me on offense, that's great too."

With teammates like Agudosi and Morgan, Lee received many opportunities to show his skills in front of college scouts this year.

Including Rutgers, Lee said he is in contact with Pittsburgh, Penn State, Virginia, North Carolina and N.C. State.

"Seeing them go through the process, it's good for me," Lee said. "It opens a lot of doors. I've been playing with them since I was little, so I'm going to miss them."

After committing, Agudosi took Lee to multiple training-camp practices at Rutgers. The school also invited Lee for an underclassman visit day during bowl practices.

"It was great," Lee said. "The atmosphere, I learned a lot about Rutgers and the education. I pretty much knew about Rutgers and Coach [Greg] Schiano during games and talking to them afterwards. I didn't get to see the education stuff before, so it was good. We had a couple of seminars talking about graduation rate and networking, and I liked that a lot about Rutgers."

Now in the offseason, Lee said his main focuses are maintaining a comfortable playing weight and scoring high on the SATs.

Lee takes the SATs for the first time later this month. Once he has a baseline score, schools will start talking with him about what he can do to earn a scholarship offer, he said.

Lee currently has the best relationship with the Rutgers staff, he said, but is open to any situation.

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