NCF On The Trail: Lawrence Lee

Recruits react to SEC's Saturday results 

October, 20, 2013
Saturday was not a usual day in the SEC.

Missouri, Auburn, Ole Miss and Tennessee all picked up incredible wins. There were several recruits on hand to witness these games.

Here's a look at what some of these recruits thought afterwards.

Ole Miss
No. 3-ranked inside linebacker Clifton Garrett (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South) officially visited Ole Miss for its big victory over LSU on Saturday night. The 59th-ranked player in the country came away extremely impressed with what he saw in Oxford, Miss.

"It was a great experience," Garrett said. "It's something special here. It was wild. I have never seen anything like it. The Grove was crazy."

LSU has always been the team to beat for Garrett, but with his positive visit to Ole Miss, the Rebels have certainly improved their chances of landing the four-star linebacker.

SEC class rankings analysis 

October, 9, 2013

Each Wednesday, ESPN RecruitingNation updates its national class rankings. For an in-depth look at the SEC, check out our conference rankings:

1. Alabama, 21 commits: The Crimson Tide sit atop the RecruitingNation class rankings with a class that features 15 ESPN 300 prospects, including most recent commitment Ronnie Clark (Calera, Ala./Calera), the No. 96 overall prospect. Alabama remains in the hunt for several five-star prospects, including No. 1 overall Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/Saint Augustine) and No. 9 Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Ala./Hoover).

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The List: Most important SEC recruits 

August, 20, 2013
Whether it's on-field production or friendships that recruits develop with other recruits, some prospects just have a desire to play with other top prospects. Here's a closer look at the most important committed player for each SEC school.


ATH Bo Scarbrough (Bradenton, Fla./IMG Academy)
6-foot-2, 215 pounds
ESPN 300 rank: 20
The 20th-ranked player in the country has been committed to the Crimson Tide for nearly a year and is the highest-ranked Alabama commit. With his size and athleticism, Scarbrough could play either running back or linebacker. Alabama is targeting at least three players in the ESPN 300 top 10, including RB Leonard Fournette, OL Cameron Robinson and CB Marlon Humphrey, and Scarbrough is the type of star player with whom other big-name recruits want to play.

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The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's latest feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: The Gators are closing in on a South Florida duo that could swing momentum in Miami, why Nebraska not landing five-star prospects is a good thing, and why is Missouri struggling against SEC peers.

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Missouri’s pulling a lot of firsts lately. On Sunday, the Tigers picked up their first 2014 commit from Texas in outside linebacker Roderick Winters.

On Monday, Missouri got a commitment from four-star wide receiver Lawrence Lee (Pensacola, Fla./West Florida Tech). A 5-foot-10, 167-pound slot receiver, Lee is Missouri’s first four-star pledge of the 2014 class.

Lee chose Missouri over offers from Tennessee, Memphis, South Florida, Florida International, Old Dominion and South Alabama. A one-time Tennessee pledge, Lee described the decision as “the best opportunity for me.”

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Vols lose 2014 WR Lawrence Lee

June, 20, 2013
Four-star wide receiver Lawrence Lee (Pensacola, Fla./West Florida Tech) is no longer committed to Tennessee, according to media reports.

Lee did not specify his motives to the Pensacola News Journal: "There were just some things I didn't feel comfortable with. I don't really want to talk bad about them, I just wasn't comfortable with some of the things I was hearing."

The 5-foot-10, 164-pound athlete currently holds offers from Missouri, Memphis, Old Dominion and South Alabama. He plans to visit Mississippi State and Auburn in the near future.

The Volunteers now have 16 commitments for the Class of 2014.

Vols land productive WR Lee 

April, 15, 2013
2014 wide receiver Lawrence Lee (Pensacola, Fla./West Florida Tech) pledged Sunday to sign with Tennessee, according to multiple sources.

The 5-foot-10, 164-pound prospect selected Tennessee over scholarship offers from Memphis, Missouri, Old Dominion and South Alabama. Other programs such as Auburn showed interest.

Last season, Lee caught 51 passes for 1,011 yards (19.8 average) and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 300 yards and four more scores.

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