Lee Sets Decision Date

Redlands (Calif.) running back Craig Lee, one of the top running backs in the West region, has set his announcement date for when he'll make his college choice...

Craig Lee had a solid weekend at GK flashing strong hands out of the backfield and explosive speed as well. Unfortunately, two of the times he had to show off that speed was chasing down opposing defensive backs after interceptions. "This was a great experience for me," Lee said. "I don't do too many things like this. so it was a great chance to compete against best of the best and kind of see how I measured up. I got the ball a lot out here so that was fun. Running backs don't usually get the ball a lot in these events but I got the ball a lot so I was real happy with everything."

On the recruiting front, Lee didn't want to name the schools he's leaning towards but did say he'll likely play in the Pac 12.

"I'm going to do it on my birthday, August 15," Lee said. "I know I want to play in the Pac 12 but I haven't made my decision yet. I have offers from the whole conference except USC and Stanford so it will be one of the other 10 schools.

"I don't want to give anything away, I have a good idea what I want to do but for now, everyone is still in it. I have a 10 way tie at the top of the board. I'm not going to do anything elaborate or crazy, I just plan on calling the school I'm choosing and that will be it."

There was some buzz from a few of his GK teammates that UCLA was the team to beat but Lee said he's still trying to sort things out. As for what he's looking for in a school, Lee said it's a combination of academics and athletics.

"I want to be around good people and be comfortable with the staff," Lee said. "I'm going to be around those guys for four or five years so I'm looking for that family connection. Education is important to me, I want to major in Pharmacy so that will play a role.

"My family is very involved as well, especially my grandma. She wants me to stay close to home but said she'll support me now matter what I do. From a football standpoint, I'm looking for a balanced offense that runs the ball. I like to run the zone read so style is important. I don't care if I have to redshirt, I know when I'm ready to play, I'll play so that's not an issue."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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