Franklin's Lee Hearing from Two

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. — Class of 2013 athlete Eddie Lee is preparing to become a featured player for Franklin (Somerset, N.J.) this season. With two 2012 teammates headed to BCS schools, Lee will play multiple positions and shoulder the load for Franklin this season and colleges are taking notice.

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. — Franklin (Somerset, N.J.) 2013 recruit Eddie Lee knows what he needs to do to earn a verbal scholarship offer.

With the spring evaluation period approaching, Lee plans to prove to schools that he has a position. Whether it is safety, outside linebacker, cornerback, receiver or running back, will be up to the schools recruiting him.

"I'll play whatever colleges want me to play, but it seems like a lot don't really know where they like me yet," Lee said. "Safety is new, but I'll get used to it. Once I get the technique down, it's going to click."

Lee played cornerback and running back for Franklin this year, but will see his role expand with 2012 teammates Kye Morgan and Carlton Agudosi headed to BCS schools.

Lee tried his hand against other Division I recruits as a safety two weeks ago at the Schuman NUC East Five-Star Showcase. At 5-foot-11, the 200-pounder wants to prove himself as a safety against college talent.

"I'm feeling comfortable at safety for the first time," Lee said. "I've played it before, but now it's starting to feel like my position. I play well at corner too, but technique-wise, I'm getting better and better at safety."

Lee will be the featured running back for Franklin this year and move from corner to safety on defense to go along with special teams duties.

In recruiting, Lee is in contact with many Northeast schools, but named Temple and Rutgers as the two showing the most interest.

"Temple is talking to me heavily," Lee said. "I'm going to their Junior Day and spring game. Rutgers is also talking to me a lot. I'm going to visit there this spring."

Lee said he is unfamiliar with the Owls, but excited to be recruited by a school moving to the Big East this season.

"That's a good move for the school," he said. "Their coaches are very excited about it. I don't know every much about the school yet, but the chance to play in the Big East would be great."

Lee popped onto the Rutgers radar as a sophomore while the Scarlet Knights scouted Morgan and Agudosi. Now signed with Rutgers, Agudosi is doing his best to keep Lee in contact with his future school.

"Carlton is always going up there," Lee said. "Carlton loves it. I'm supposed to go up there with him, but I have track, so it's hard to find a time. If they were to offer me, I'd be very excited. They're one of my favorite schools."

Defensive coordinator Robb Smith and special teams coach Joe Rossi are both involved in Lee's recruitment, he said.

"I'm getting to know Coach Rossi from Maine," Lee said. "He's my new recruiting coach and he's trying to help me set up a time to watch practice. I don't know too much about him, but he seems like a good guy. My old recruiting coach, Robb Smith, was great and I knew him very well. He's still there, so we talk sometimes."


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