July 11, 2008

Tight end prospect emerges in Texas

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In the Texas State 7 on 7 Tournament just as big stars shine so do new stars emerge and one player that made his presence felt on the field during the small school division tournament was Austin (Texas) Crockett 2010 prospect Naquan Lee.

Lee spent his sophomore season lining up primarily as a defensive end but if his performance on Thursday is any indication, tight end may be in his future. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder showed wonderful hands, good body control and some tremendous upside as a tight end.

"Last year I played D-end," Lee said. "They just realized I can catch the ball so they said I'm going to play tight end. I've always wanted to catch the ball."

Last season, Lee had a good season at defensive end, racking up 40 tackles from his d-line spot, however, he never mastered the quarterback sack.

"I don't know what it was," he said. "I never could catch the quarterback. I'd always get pas the offensive line but I never could catch the quarterback."

Though his recruitment is in its infancy, Lee has been hearing the most from Alabama.

"I got a lot of schools recruiting me in football," he said. "Alabama is recruiting me the most. I get a lot of letters from them. They couldn't really do too much else because I was a sophomore."

If it were up to him though, Lee would end up at a rival SEC West program.

"LSU would be my dream school," said the two-sport basketball standout. "I've just been liking them for so long."


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