Texas QB picks up two more BCS offers
Zach Lee McKinney
Mississippi Scout
Posted Feb 17, 2009

One of the top quarterback prospects in the South received a couple more BCS offers within the past week.

"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 Cotton Bowl.

"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 offense."

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 about ASU."

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 in me."

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.

Stay here at Scout.com to learn more about one of the country's top two sport athletes.

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