Lee could visit this weekend

Zach Lee earned early 4-star honors

LSU will likely land just one quarterback in the 2010 class, making the race to fill the spot all the more competitive. Zach Lee has an LSU offer in his pocket, hoping now to make the trek to Baton Rouge to see where the Tigers stand.

Lee picked up an offer from head coach Les Miles at the beginning of March, adding another elite Southeastern Conference program to an impressive offer sheet that already contained the likes of Alabama and Ole Miss.

This past weekend the junior gunslinger - ranked 10th in the country at his position and No. 116 in the Scout 300 - was set to visit the Tiger campus for the spring game, yet a rescheduled baseball game kept him in McKinney, Texas. If plans abide, however, Lee should be in Baton Rouge by next weekend.

“I was hoping that this weekend would have worked out, but it rained on our game last Friday and we had to move it back, which kept me home,” said Lee, who holds offers from Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, LSU, Nebraska, Ole Miss and Texas Tech, among others. “I have a friend that is riding into Baton Rouge next week, though, so I hope I can hop in with him.”

No slouch on the diamond, Lee is coming off a 2008 campaign in which he recorded an 8-1 record with a .033 ERA.

On the football field, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound District 9-4A MVP passed for 2,935 yards and 33 touchdowns. He added 11 more scores on the ground, giving him one of the best dual-threat stat lines in the Southwest.

The performance caught the eye of offensive coordinator Gary Crowton, eventually spreading down to receivers coach D.J. McCarthy and the rest of the Tiger staff.

“Coach Crowton and coach Mac are on me the most, and they tell me that they really like what they have seen from me,” Lee said. “They want me to get on campus and see things, so that is my next step.

“If I can’t get down next week I will definitely get down early in the summer, because there are definitely some questions I have and things I would like to see.”

While the Tiger football team has the attention of Lee at the moment, the highly ranked LSU baseball team will surely have his attention come decision time.

“I still have not decided where I am going to go with college, whether I stick with baseball or football,” he said. “I might play both, and LSU is a school that I would be interested in doing that at.”

With tryouts for the U-18 USA National team on the schedule for the summer, plans over the next couple of months remain up in the air.

Yet, no matter when the Tigers get their visit, Lee said that LSU would be high on his mind.

“You see the success, and they are one of the top programs in one of the best conferences, so the offer means a lot to me,” he said. “I definitely have a lot to think about.”

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