Dymond Lee Commits to UCLA -- as a QB

June 10 -- The athlete that is being recruited primarily as a receiver, West Hill Chaminade's Dymond Lee, committed to UCLA today, and said he's coming to UCLA with the mindset of playing quarterback...

Dymond Lee, the athlete from West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade, has verbally committed to UCLA.

"I committed today, to coach (Jim) Mora and coach (Eric) Yarber," Lee said. "They told me they want me as a quarterback. They said they're looking for a dual-threat. They asked me to be that guy. Obviously I still have the skills that I've built up as a receiver, which I could use later on, but right now I'm 100% a quarterback."

Lee, who plays primarily quarterback for Chaminade but is being recruiting mostly as a receiver, said he committed to UCLA as a dual-threat quarterback, and that UCLA was good with that.

"They were excited," Lee said, of the moment when he committed. "They gave me a handshake and a hug and said 'welcome to the family.' I was really open to going wherever, but this was really close to home and I was able to build a good relationship with the staff pretty quickly. They were who I had the most communication with. I just fell in love with the place the more I learned."

The fact that UCLA was willing to offer him the chance to play quarterback was a big factor for Lee.

"I've been in communication with the coaching staff for a while, and I've been to a few practices and have gotten to tour the facilities," Lee said. "I honestly loved everything that I saw, but I wasn't sure if I could make the decision, but then recently they extended the offer as a dual-threat quarterback and that kind of pushed it over the top. So I decided to commit today."

He did say that, despite verbally committing, that he would still "look around" at other programs some.

"I'm still going to look around, because UCLA is one of the only schools I've had a lot of communication with so far," Lee said. "I want to talk to other schools and learn as much as I can about them, so the process is still going on."

One of the biggest factors in his decision was UCLA being so close to home. He cited the potential for his family to watch him play, and that his sister is a big UCLA fan.

"My family is pretty excited," Lee said. "They'll still get to come out and see the games and everything. My sister is a huge UCLA fan. So, she'll be out supporting the colors and everything. The whole family is just really excited."

Lee is coming in with another quarterback in three-star Colorado prospect Matt Lynch, and a year after No. 1 quarterback in the country Josh Rosen, but he said depth wasn't the biggest factor when he committed.

"It's not really a factor or an obstacle," Lee said of Rosen and Lynch. "It's definitely something you have to think about. (Rosen)'s definitely a great quarterback and I can go in there and learn a lot from him. Whoever's job it is, I know I'm going to give 100%."






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