Lee Gets UCLA Offer

Mar. 6 -- The Bruins offered the West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade receiver, Dymond Lee, on Thursday...

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade receiver Dymond Lee (6-2, 175) is up to five offers with UCLA offering on Thursday.

“That was a pretty big deal and exciting,” said Lee. “I’ve had interest in them for awhile but for them to go ahead and extend the offer, that was awesome. It was kind of a surprise.”

The Bruins joined Colorado, Miami, Oklahoma and Tennessee in offering the four-star.

“My coach told me to call Coach McClure and he offered me,” said Lee. “I’m going to try and go check it out soon and see and learn more. It’s been mostly Coach McClure recruiting me. When I’ve gone up to games, he’s been mainly the one I talk to. But I’ve talked with Coach (Eric) Yarber some.”

Lee has also talked with Coach (Jim) Mora in the past, and said he’s hoping to get to UCLA soon to spend more time with the Bruin coaches.

“I talked to Coach Mora after the USC game real quickly, but I’m looking forward to talking with him more and getting to know him and the other coaches,” said Lee.

Colorado, where his older brother Donovan plays, is on Lee pretty hard.

“Coach (Mike) MacIntyre is recruiting me mostly for Colorado and Coach (Gary) Bernardi is my area recruiter so I talk with him a lot.

He also gets some recruiting attention from his older brother.

“He leaves it up to me, and said to make the best decision for me but he talks about Colorado when he can,” said Lee.

Lee said that the five schools that have offered are his top five for now.

“My top five are the five offers that I have, but no real school stands out more than the other, not yet at least. I want to see what other offers I get,” said Lee. “One school may surprise me.”

He’s not planning to make a decision any time soon.

“I don’t exactly know what my timeframe is to commit so I want to take my time,” said Lee “I’d like to get in and see some schools on unofficial visits. One of my brother’s big regrets is not getting out and seeing more schools.”

Lee isn’t playing 7v7, just working with Chaminade, but he trains with former NFL receiver Chris Thomas, who runs Fusion Football in the Conejo Valley.

“Working with Chris and Fusion has been big for me,” said Lee. “The amount of information I get, I try to get as much as I can. I’ve learned so much from him and been able to take it to another level. It’s been really pivotal and helping me stand out. I’ve benefited so much from the program.”

Thomas played at Cal Poly before embarking on an NFL career, that saw him earn a Super Bowl ring with the St. Louis Rams.

“He knows what he’s talking about,” said Lee. “I’ve learned more than most high school and college receivers because he’s taught me so much. Things like how to run your routes right, how to get open, the small things. It’s been very beneficial to me.”

Lee has a 3.1 GPA and will take the SAT this spring.


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