Is there any that Texas football can do to add the ultra-elusive and quick three-star Georgia native athlete T Lee to the 2020 recruiting class?
A recent offer that was sent out to a 2020 recruit from Texas football went to a three-star athlete and Arizona State Sun Devils commit T Lee. This 5-foot-11 and 175 pound Buford, GA, native is still gaining a lot of national attention as the 2020 recruiting cycle moves to the forefront following 2019 National Signing Day that arrived last week.
Moreover, Texas football recruiting is really starting to hit on a pipeline established with Buford High School starting with four-star 2019 running back signee Derrian Brown. Texas football sent out its offer to the Buford football product Lee on Jan. 26.
Some of the nation’s top blue blood programs think that Lee’s pledge is still able to be flipped away from head coach Herm Edwards and Arizona State at this point. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were one of the four programs that offered Lee last month, which came on the same day that Texas football sent its offer to him.
The other two Power Five programs that offered Lee last month were the Alabama Crimson Tide and Michigan State Spartans. In total, the growing offer sheet for Lee includes 26 schools. The most notable of those 26 schools that weren’t already mentioned include the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oregon Ducks, Tennessee Volunteers, UCLA Bruins, and Virginia Tech Hokies.
There is a lot of attention coming Lee’s way at this point in his recruitment since we’re not anywhere close to the Early Signing Period or National Signing Day for this cycle. And, for a three-star recruit that has already committed somewhere, this rise in offers indicates how much programs are starting to notice his skill set.
Lee ranks as the No. 543 2020 highs school prospect in the nation and the No. 44 athlete. He isn’t even ranked among the top 50 prospects out of the state of Georgia. That could be partly thanks to his size and difficulty in finding a fit with some of the nation’s top Power Five programs.
But, garnering recognition like this from top coaching staffs on the recruiting trail tends to give prospects like Lee a ratings bump in due time. The Texas Longhorns got to figure that out in a positive sense for this past recruiting class.
There’s a good amount of film on Lee dating back to his middle school football days out there. He’ll definitely get more exposure as his recruitment moves along. Coaches seem to continue to hammer home the possibility of flipping from his Arizona State commitment, which he gave back on Nov. 22.
Lee’s film shows one of the more shifty and elusive athletes that you will ever find coming out of high school. The flat out speed and agility that Lee brings to the table is going to be unmatched by 99 percent of the other prospects for this recruiting cycle. He is incredibly dangerous in the open field and has the potential to be the type of player that should get the ball anywhere he lines up at.
Moreover, if Lee does decide to flip his commitment with someone like head Texas football coach Tom Herman, the impact he’s bound to make could stem beyond just the offense. Lee is a prime example of a prospect that should be used on offense and special teams in the early part of his collegiate career.