"Arizona State offered me at the beginning of last week, and Ole Miss offered
me today," added Zach Lee out of McKinney (TX).
The 6' 4", 200 pound District 9(4A) MVP has a few more offers up his sleeve.
"Arizona, Nebraska, and Texas Tech have also offered me. Oklahoma is also
pretty involved with me too."
The Rebels began to give the two sports star a lot of recruiting attention in
baseball during his sophomore season. The Ole Miss baseball recruiting coordinator,
Ron Reinstetle, gave the football coaches a heads up on the hard throwing right
handed pitcher. Now the rest is history.
"I met Coach Shibest at my school at the start of my junior season. Their
baseball program had been witting me two or three times a week, and then they
sent out their football recruiter over here to come out here and scout our team.
We started keeping in touch after that. Coach Shibest wanted me to come over to
the Cotton Bowl to see them play, and a friend of mine had a couple of extra tickets,
so I called him the night before the game to let him know I was coming to the
game. About a week later, I called him back, and we talked about the game. We
have been keeping in touch ever since, and today I got an email from them telling
me that I had an offer. The email said I should be getting it in the mail in about
a week. They want me to come over there this summer after my baseball is over."
What did Lee learn about the Rebels by watching them play in the Cotton bowl?
"I started hearing a lot about them because Jevan Snead is their QB, so
I was curious to see what their team was like. Their offense played really well.
They are very explosive on offense. They really open it up and move the ball
around pretty good. It was an exciting game to watch on both sides of the ball."
The Red Raiders offered Lee early, and he was also keeping an eye on them at the
"They had an off day offensively, but I think a lot of that had to do with
Ole Miss' defense. They were just really good on both sides of the ball, but
I know what Texas Tech is all about. I went to a game of theirs this season
and got to see them play there. Everyone knows that Tech is built around their
Moving the ball around is not much of a problem for the Texas gunslinger as
he passed for 2, 935 yards and 33 TD's and rushed for another 11 TD's as a junior.
"My two biggest strengths are my intermediate routes and my ability to throw
the deep ball. I am still working on my speed and quickness."
The 2008 season was an improvement from his sophomore season as he passed for
1, 882 yards and 17 TD's that year.
"I just think I impressed in every area this year. My stats show that.
I was just a lot more comfortable out there."
What is Lee's knowledge of Arizona State?
"I have not had a whole lot of contact with the ASU staff or anything. They
started writing me once or twice a week, and then they called my coach and came
over here to pick up some film. They sent me an email last week telling me that
I had an offer and it would be in the mail. Other than that, I do not know much
Baseball is taking priority right now which is going to limit his spring visits.
The McKinney two sports star plans to see some more schools this summer.
"I have only been to a (Texas) Tech and an Oklahoma game, but I am going
to get around this summer and see most of the schools who are really interested
The million dollar question is not which school is the leader, but which sport
is in his heart?
"Oh man (laugh), they really are equal. I know that sounds corny, but it
is the truth. I really do not have a favorite. I would really like to play both
sports in college, but I have not made any final decision either way. I have not
given the baseball draft much thought, to be honest, but when that times comes
I will sit down with my family and make the best decision I can possibly make.
But the perfect scenario would be for me to play both sports in college."
Lee is being clocked with a 95 MPH fastball and is averaging in the 91-92 range.
He was 8-1 with a .033 ERA, 69 K's, and 14 walks as a sophomore.
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