Lee Visits UCLA

Apr. 22 -- The West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade receiver, Dymond Lee, took an unofficial visit to UCLA on Saturday...

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade receiver Dymond Lee (6-2, 175) had grown up close to UCLA.

But until the weekend, the four-star had never even been to the campus.

When Angus McClure, UCLA’s defensive line coach who recruits the valley for the Bruins invited him up, Lee decided it was time to see Westwood and the school.

“UCLA was awesome,” said Lee. “It was a lot more than I expected. Their campus is just beautiful. I couldn’t find a fault with anything in the program. It’s a sound program and the coaches were great. They’re very sincere people and I enjoyed my time there. It was my first time ever on campus. I’d been to a game at the Rose Bowl, but never on campus.”

While McClure laid the groundwork with Lee, he spent most of his time with receivers coach Eric Yarber when on campus.

“I took my tour with Coach McClure, but I was mainly talking with Coach Yarber,” said Lee. “I got a chance to talk with him a lot.”

The Bruins offered Lee in March and he enjoyed what he saw.

“Everything looks to be on the rise there,” said Lee. “They’re planning on doing a lot of things and its only looking up from there.”

Lee also had a chance to talk with head coach Jim Mora.

“Coach Mora sat in a little with Coach Yarber and I got a good idea of him as a coach and he got a good idea of what kind of player I am,” said Lee.

Lee is hoping to get to the Rose Bowl on Saturday for the Bruins’ spring game.

In all, Lee has offers from Colorado, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Tulane, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State.

“I don’t have any other unofficial visits planned,” said Lee. “UCLA wasn’t even a planned visit. Coach McClure had asked my could if I could get out for a practice so we went on Saturday.”

Nebraska offered Lee on Sunday and Arizona is talking with him quite a bit.

“Nebraska offered me and they’re coming by this week,” said Lee. “Arizona is recruiting me pretty heavy and they seem to be close to offering.”

Colorado, where his older brother, Donovan Lee plays, continues to pursue him.

“Colorado has made it clear they want me in their program, but Donovan hasn’t said much to me about them,” said Lee.

Tulane offered Lee as a quarterback, which he’ll play some this year for Chaminade, but mostly every other school wants him as a receiver.

Lee doesn’t anticipate deciding anytime soon.

“I want to wait until after the season,” said Lee. “It’s going to be during my senior year. There could be a lot of changes, so I want to be able to wait. At the same time, if something happens now and it feels right, I could commit. But I have no set date, especially as new schools come in to the picture. I’m just trying to take in all the information that I can.”

Lee hasn’t done any camps or 7v7 tournaments this offseason, choosing to focus on his team.

“If one camp grabs my attention, I may go to it, but I want to be the best player I can be for Chaminade and in pads, so that’s where my focus has been,” said Lee.

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


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