January 29, 2012

Lee enjoys junior day visit

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Several of the top junior football prospects from the Columbus area, made the short trip to Ohio State on Sunday afternoon for the first big junior day of the year. New Albany (Ohio) athlete Darron Lee was among those prospects and the 6-foot-2, 195-pound athlete definitely enjoyed his time on campus.

"It went well, I had a great time from start to finish," said Lee. "I enjoyed myself a lot. Coach (Urban) Meyer introduced the staff and everything and they were talking about strength and conditioning and everything. After that we had lunch and then we went to the game."

Lee met with the coaching staff along with the rest of the juniors before getting some individual time at the end of the visit.

"It was a (group setting) at the beginning," Lee explained. "At the end, coach (Everett) Withers wanted me to stay behind and so me and him talked and he wants to further evaluate me at camp this summer. I didn't get a chance to sit down with the position coaches of the other two positions that I play (quarterback and wide receiver)."

Lee said he plans on taking Withers up on his request to evaluate him at the summer camp in June.

"I plan on being there," he said. "Unless (Withers) manages to see me some time before then, which I doubt that, I'll probably be there at the summer camp."

While meeting with the coaching staff may have been the highlight of Lee's visit, he also enjoyed the basketball game, which Ohio State won 64-49 over Michigan.

"It was great, I love the fan base," he said. "It's a large fan base with a lot of tradition and it was a great atmosphere. I really enjoyed it."

At the moment, Lee doesn't have any more official visits planned but is hoping to check out another Big Ten program in the near future.

"I'm probably going to be working on that the next couple of weeks," he said. "I'm definitely going to make a strong attempt to get up to Michigan State."

As he tries to setup some more junior day visits, Lee is also getting a head start on his senior season as he hopes to improve in all areas of his game.

"Preparation wise, I'm just working on strength and conditioning," he said. "I'm doing track, both outdoor and indoor, to work on speed and I'm throwing every other day."


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