Vad Lee does, in fact, hope to take some recruiting visits now that his spectacular senior season if over. But that does not mean he intends to sign somewhere other than Georgia Tech.
On the contrary.
“I mean, I still haven’t thought about recruiting that much,” said Lee, reached by telephone in Spartanburg, S.C., on Monday. “I just played in the state championship game and now I’m in South Carolina practicing for the [North Carolina-South Carolina] Shrine Bowl. All I know is I’ll be signing with Georgia Tech on Feb. 2 [National Signing Day].”
Lee’s admission last week that he was considering taking official visits to North Carolina and North Carolina State caused a furor among the Georgia Tech faithful. In years past, coach Paul Johnson has rescinded the scholarship offers of committed prospects because they visited other schools after making their pledge to the Jackets.
Lee said he was unaware of any such policy at Tech and had not spoken to any of its coaches about it.
“Official visits are something that’s a privilege and something to have fun with,” Lee said. “It’s not often you get a chance to visit colleges for free. It’s something you earn. That’s my take on it. I have some teammates that will be making some trips and I was thinking it might be nice to go with them.”
Lee may re-think that now. He said he would not do anything to jeopardize his future at Georgia Tech.
“I’ll let Coach Johnson or somebody on the staff know what I’m doing,” he said. “I talk to them all the time. There’s really nothing to it. It’s no big deal.”
What Lee was able to do for Hillside High this season WAS a big deal. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound quarterback proved an unstoppable force in the Hornets’ run to the North Carolina 4-A state championship. He capped an incredibly productive senior season in a with 267 yards passing and three touchdowns and 32 yards rushing in a 40-0 win over Davie County on Saturday.
“I said all along we’d go 16-0 and win the championship and that’s what we did,” said Lee, who finished with 3,236 yards passing and 26 touchdowns while also rushing for more than 1,000 yards. “Just knowing how hard we worked all summer and the seniors we had coming back, I didn’t think there was any way we could lose.”
They never did. And now Tech looks like a big winner, too.
College Recruiting By Chip Towers