Lee Still On Bruins' Radar

The West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade athlete, Donovan Lee, is still talking with UCLA and hopes an offer comes his way soon...

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade athlete Donovan Lee (5-9, 170), has a half dozen offers as he preps for his senior season.

The three-star holds offers from Colorado State, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, San Jose State and Eastern Washington.

And he camped with both USC and UCLA this summer, staying on their radar and hoping that offers come this fall.

"I thought I did really well at the UCLA Elite Camp," said Lee. "I had a good conversation with Coach (Demetrice) Martin and and I think they're looking at me on the defensive side. Coach Martin and I are the ones talking. I also talked to Coach (Eric) Yarber after the camp and Coach (Angus) McClure is the regional recruiter for me.  They said they want to watch me play this season and they're still recruiting me."

Then came USC's Rising Stars Camp.

"I also did USC's Camp and I got a chance to talk with their DB coach, Coach (Clancy) Pendergast and Coach (Lane) Kiffin," said Lee. "They're going to watch my senior season and we'll see what happens.  I did all defense there. I think they're looking at me as a corner and then also to return punts and kicks."

In fact, Lee, said most schools are looking at him in that combination of roles.

"It's all kind of depending on the school," said Lee. "Schools like me mostly as a corner and return man. I can do both kick and punt return, but probably punt return is what I like more, because it's more of a shock factor. You can make one or two people miss and it's kind of all you on punt return. A kick return has a different strategy but the punt return is chaotic and I love it."

Lee will also mix in running back this year, taking over the primary ball-carrying duties from Nebraska freshman Terrell Newby, a four-star in the 2013 class.

"I'm playing running back mostly this year, and I'll take the load from Terrell, but on occasion, I'll move out to the slot," said Lee.

Lee said that he's only seen a handful of the schools he's interested in, Colorado for their Junior Day and Spring Game and then the two local schools, UCLA and USC.

"I loved what I saw from Colorado when I went out there," said Lee. "Coach (Gary) Bernardi and Coach Mac (head coach Mike MacIntyre) and I talk a lot. They're recruiting me aggressively. If I had to pick a favorite right now, it would be Colorado. I had the chance to visit them and I have a good relationship with them and I like where they're headed. I'm wanting to continue to build a good relationship with them."

Lee wants to take at least three official visits, trying to schedule them during the Eagles' bye week and potentially some after the season.

"That's the plan, to take at least three visits," said Lee. "We have a bye week during the season so I'll probably take one then and then we'll see about the other ones."

Lee said he's hoping to get out to USC to see the Trojans in their fall practices and to either San Bernardino or Westwood to see UCLA practice.

"I'm going to do my best to get out to their practices when we don't have practice," said Lee. "But I'm definitely going to some games at USC and UCLA."

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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