Sandy (Utah) Alta defensive back Austin Lee has been busy this spring. His off-season started with the Badger Elite 7on7 Tournament in Las Vegas, where he was named a day one standout. Since then, Lee has spent his time checking out the in-state programs.
“I visited BYU for a practice,” said Lee. “Then I was at the Utah and Utah State for their junior days.”
Lee already holds an offer from Utah State and has received heavy attention from both BYU and Utah.
“Utah State is still my only offer,” said Lee. “Other than the in-state schools, I am hearing from Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon State.”
The 6’0” 185lbs Lee is LDS, and talked about when he plans on going on his mission and how important staying in state will be.
“I am not sure about that, right now I am open to anywhere,” said Lee. “I will probably take my mission before I go to college.”
Lee has had the most serious conversations with BYU and Utah and talked about where he feels like things sit with each program.
“I feel like both of them could offer,” said Lee. “The BYU coaches want me to perform well at the camp and Utah has just asked me to be patient.”
Lee is an excellent athlete that can cover players one on one as well as assist in run support. Most schools are targeting him as a safety with the hope that they can add weight to his frame in the future.
“Utah State is looking at me for either cornerback or safety,” said Lee. “BYU and Utah are looking at me for strong safety.”
Lee is looking for a couple of things in the college that he eventually chooses. He talked about academics and the coaching staff having a huge impact, but that isn’t all he is looking for.
“I would love to go somewhere I can make an impact on the team,” said Lee.
Is the junior feeling any pressure from the Utah State coaches to make a decision?
“The coaches are pretty open about me waiting,” said Lee. “They just don’t want me to wait too long and not have the offer be there.”
Lee has a full summer planned heading into his senior season.
“I’ll be at the camps for the in-state schools and the All-Poly camp,” said Lee. “I am looking at trying to get to the Arizona State, Oregon State and Stanford camps as well if I can make it work.”
Jake Worthen is a West Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com.
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