After getting a desirable offer from the University of Wisconsin last month, Orion (Ill.) High junior tight end Logan Lee was excited to see how the Badgers utilized the position in their offense and learn more about the school. He got a favorable answer to both of those thoughts over the weekend.
Participating in camp drills and welcomed on a campus tour, Lee got to learn plenty from tight ends coach Mickey Turner, who came and visited Lee in his last few weeks at school to personally invite Lee to the camp.
“I think the drills went very well,” Lee told BadgerNation. “I got to learn some new techniques and once I got the hang of those, it went very well. I have not actually done a pass blocking technique at my high school. Most of my blocking is run blocking. I just learned how to pass block this past weekend.”
Looking for a program where his position will be utilized as much as possible, Lee became a fan of Wisconsin growing up because of the program’s willingness to use multiple tight end sets. He got a better understanding of that from Turner.
“I like their involvement with the tight ends,” he said. “I like how they use their tight ends in every formation. A lot of [programs I’m looking at] use two, sometimes three, tight ends at once. It gives a lot of different people time which as a tight end; that’ll be very nice. I like how much they target their tight ends on offense.”
Lee also enjoyed getting to know the Wisconsin program beyond the football field. He talked with coaches and current players during his campus tour and got to see what real life as a Badger could be.
“I really liked the coaching staff,” he said. “I like how personable they were while coaching. The campus is, I don’t even really know how to explain. I just really enjoyed the campus. I got to eat meals with some of the players, and they were all really cool. I liked their personalities.”
Approaching double-digit offers, including ones from Iowa, Michigan and Mississippi, Lee has made other visits to Notre Dame, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri and said he was impressed so far with those programs. He hopes to make a visit to Northwestern this summer and a few other schools given the chance.
“One of the biggest things for me is academics,” he said. “All the schools that I have been offered to have great academics.”
Still a long ways off from making a decision, Lee’s main goal now is trying to learn as much about his position, how he can improve as a player and the different football programs interested in him.
“I cannot go wrong with any of these schools,” he said.