Football Recruiting Focus: Sean Lee

One of West Virginia's top recruiting targets is Pennsylvania defensive back Sean Lee. Might he be close to making a decision?

Although their flurry of early commitments figures to slack off a bit as fall camps begin, one player that WVU still has designs on getting early is Sean Lee from Upper St. Clair High School in Pittsburgh. The Mountaineers have already snagged Blackhawk's Jeremy Bruce, and would love to make an area offensive/defensive sweep with Lee, who has been one of the top players on their list since recruiting for the Class of 2005 began.

Lee is a player who is perfectly suited to play either spur, bandit or outside linebacker in West Virginia's 3-3-5 defensive scheme. Think Mortty Ivy, or Vince Beamer, and you have an idea of Lee's body style and potential.

Lee, who visited West Virginia for its rising senior camp in May, has the Mountaineers as "one of his top" schools.

"I loved West Virginia," the rising senior said of his visit. The atmosphere there was impressive. You can tell they want to win, and the whole program is focused on that. Coach Gibson (Lee's recruiting coach) is nothing but nice. He is easy to talk to, and I trust him."

Although Lee got a good look at WVU's campus and facilities duing his May camp trip, he wants to come back to West Virginia this fall to complete the picture.

"I haven't seen a game there yeat, and that's something I want to do. They tell me it's wild - a great environment, and I want to see that."

Lee says he has been thinking about comitting before the season starts, but that he wants to make sure he has covered all his bases before he makes his decision.

"I just want to make sure I get all the information and see everything before I decide," said the standout safety, who is also a stellar student. "I don't want to miss something - I just want to be sure I make the right decision."

Lee has continued to make visits during the dwindling weeks of summer, the most recent being a stop-in to check out Duke during a family vacation. However, his past few weeks have mostly involved getting ready for his upcoming senior season. As a junior, Lee played at 190 pounds, but is up to 210 now, while still retaining his speed.

Those attributes, as noted earlier, make him a prime prospect for the Mountaineer coaching staff, which loves players with the ability to play more than one position. Lee could play as many as five different positions in the WVU defense.

Lee seems a bit torn at the moment between making his call and gathering more information, but he does say that if he feels comfortable with a school, he will go ahead and commit. He admits that he doesn't plan on making too many more visits, but does list Iowa, which appears to be WVU's chief competitor, as a possible destination.

Lee, who plans to major in either business or education (with an eye toward coaching) in college, does say that WVU has one advantage in the recruting process.

"Many of my neighbors are West Virginia fans, and they go to the games," he said with a laugh. "I know they would want to see me there."

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