Playing high school football in a city with just over 1,800 people and one high school in the Quad Cities area hasn’t stopped Orion (Ill.) High tight end Logan Lee from being highly sought after in the 2019 recruiting class.
How sought after? Halfway through his high school career, Lee already holds six Big Ten offers and a pair from the SEC.
“I couldn’t really ask for anything better,” Lee said. “It’s such an amazing experience. I am just thankful for every school that has offered so far.”
Wisconsin tight end coach Mickey Turner added the Badgers to Lee’s growing list on Wednesday. Lee said Turner first contacted Lee’s high school coach at the beginning of the week to get some background and then extended the offer after arriving at the school.
“Everything that I talked to him about, I really liked him,” Lee said. “He’s a very good guy.”
And considering Lee has grown up watching Big Ten football, he doesn’t deny how Wisconsin’s offense is a dream for tight end prospects.
“It’s really cool,” Lee said. “I’m just really looking for schools like Wisconsin that use the multiple tight ends and use tight ends in their all-around offense … I’m not too familiar with them but I am familiar enough that I know what they are about.”
At 6-5 and 230 pounds, Lee classifies his game as tight end who embraces the run-blocking aspect and one who is also comfortable running routes. Orion High relied more on the ground game last year, but Lee had three of his nine catches on the season go for touchdowns.
“I think I have very good hands, but I really take pride in my blocking ability,” Lee said. “I take pride in being very physical on the line.”
In addition to Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri and Ole Miss have extended an early scholarship offer.
“Every school that has offered I have looked into,” Lee said. “I really like all the schools thus far. All are really big tight end schools, and none are lower than the other. I don’t know how long it’s going to take for me to make a decision.”
In addition to working at a sports performance center to improve his speed and agility this offseason, Lee said he hopes to take summer visits Northwestern and Wisconsin. He also has scheduled a camp visit to Iowa.