December 20, 2011

BC first to offer Ohio ATH

This fall Darron Lee was a key player for New Albany (Ohio). Not only did he line up at quarterback, he also saw time at wide receiver, free safety and punt returner.

While a couple of schools have talked to Lee about playing quarterback in college, most are recruiting him as an athlete that will probably end up at a skill position. That's what Boston College has said.

"I'm hearing different things just because of my junior year. I helped my team out at a lot of different spots," he explained. "Really, your guess is as good as mine right now. It will be wherever a team needs me."

It's clear that the 6-foot-1, 187-pound athlete has the ability to play at the next level. Lee is a good leaper, has a nice stride, and gets it done in the classroom as well.

That helps explain why BC became the first school to verbally offer him last week.

"I picked that offer up Tuesday afternoon," he said. "They relayed it to me through my head coach. They came by when I was weight lifting and I guess they told him then.

"I've talked to them before. It was Coach (Ben) Sirmans who had come by and we've spoken numerous times. He's come by the school before, too.

"He just comes by to check on me. He's told me that he likes that I keep getting bigger and he likes what he sees on film. He can't really talk to me when he comes because of rules but he can talk to my coach."

What does Lee think of the Eagles?

"I haven't been up there but I do plan to get up there this spring. I'm hoping to see the environment because I've heard great things about it. I've heard it's a great campus with a great city and everything."

Lee told that location will not be a key factor in his decision so he's not bothered by the distance between his home in Ohio and BC.

Cincinnati, Michigan State, Alabama, West Virginia, NC State, Georgia Tech and Wisconsin are some of the other schools that have expressed interest in some form.

Because of the offer the Eagles have the early edge.

"Boston College is the favorite as of now since they were the first to offer," he noted.

Lee has spent plenty of time on Cincinnati's campus because his football schedule made it difficult to take trips outside the area.

"Now that the season's over and my schedule is opening up I should be taking a lot more visits," he concluded.


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