Lee Takes In UCLA Practice

The West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade receiver, Donovan Lee, visited UCLA on Monday...

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade athlete Donovan Lee visited UCLA earlier this week, getting his first chance to see the Bruins practice this spring.

"It was really cool, I went with a couple of players from my team and I like how they run their practices," said Lee. "I'm getting a lot of mail from them. Coach Angus McClure is the main one recruiting me, he recruits this area."

Lee also has a connection to UCLA.

"My DB coach at Chaminade, Dennis Keyes, played at UCLA, so he's talking them up to me," said Lee.

Lee has one offer, from Colorado, but said he's hoping the Bruins join the mix.

"Right now, it's up in the air if they'll offer me because it's a matter of my position, but I like everything they do and it would be pretty cool to go there," said Lee. "They like me for sure as a return guy, but I could be a slot receiver or I could be a DB."

In fact, Lee thinks his size could be holding him back on some offers.

"I'm 5-8, 165-pounds, and it seems like a lot of schools that talk to me are afraid of my height as a receiver," said Lee. "A lot of coaches are trying to encourage me to play corner because it's a longer career and I'm good at it. Honestly, I'm open to playing anything that can get me on the field and help my team."

Colorado offered Lee last month, and he plans to be out there this weekend.

"I'm going to Colorado this weekend for their spring game," said Lee. "My teammate, Elijah Dunston (who signed with Colorado) is definitely working on me to go out there. I'm looking forward to going out there and checking it out."

Lee also plans to visit Nebraska and Oregon for camps.

"I'm getting a lot of mail from Oregon too and a lot of other Pac-12 schools," said Lee. "I'm going to camp at Oregon and I'm going to Nebraska for their camp too."

Another one of Lee's teammates, Terrell Newby, signed with the Huskers.

"When Terrell was being recruited by Nebraska, I would see a lot of coaches from there and they were interest," said Lee. "He would be all over me to go there if they offered."

Lee said a few other schools have been in contact too.

"I'm hearing from Cincinnati, Missouri and Washington State too," said Lee.

In the meantime, Lee is doing track for Chaminade, running four events.

"I'm not in any real rush with the recruiting process because I'm really focused on track," said Lee. "I'm running the 100, the 200, the 400 and the 4x100."

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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