July 13, 2011

Lee ready to step up

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Ohio's 2013 class is setting up to be a deep one at the quarterback position. More than a handful of quarterbacks are already finding themselves on the radar of division I college programs including New Albany product Darron Lee. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect showed well at multiple college camps over the summer and is primed for a breakout junior season this fall. BuckeyeGrove.com caught up with Lee at a 7-on-7 last week.

"I've been getting a bunch of letters and stuff," said Lee, when asked for the latest on his recruitment. "Cincinnati, Michigan State, Nebraska, Boston College, Alabama, and that's about all right now."

Over the summer Lee was busy on the camp circuit, making stops at Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, and Ohio State.

Cincinnati - "I enjoyed Cincinnati," he said. "Cincinnati's camp was a good experience for me, I enjoyed it this year and I was there last year and enjoyed it then too."

Georgia Tech - "Georgia Tech was fun, I had a great time," he said. "Coach (Brian) Bohannon showed me a few things that I can bring back home and it was a great environment down there."

Ohio State - "Ohio State was good," he said. "It was tough, there was a lot of great competition. It was their senior camp so there were a lot of great quarterbacks there."

With the season getting ready to get going, Lee is expected to be taking over the full-time quarterback duties for New Albany and he's ready to accept the challenge.

"I'm feeling good but we still have two-a-day's to go through and that's where everything is going to be earned," he said. "It's a team effort at the end of the day, all 11 guys out there are wearing the same jersey so that's all that matters."

New Albany is coming off a perfect regular season but the Eagles were bounced in the first round of the playoffs in a double overtime heartbreaker to Tri-Valley. The loss has been used for motivation all off-season and now that it's back to football, Lee and his teammates are ready to go.

"We're all pretty excited," Lee said. "We have a bad taste in our mouths after last season's playoff loss so we were just out there flying around today and having a good time."


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