It’s “Decision Day” for one of Georgia’s most-heavily recruited college football prospects for 2012.
Buford linebacker Dillon Lee, the younger brother of UGA offensive lineman Dallas Lee, is scheduled to announce on Monday evening whether he will also play for the Bulldogs — or pick one of his other three finalists of Florida State, Alabama and USC.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Lee told the AJC on Sunday night that he still hadn’t finalized his college decision.
“I drew up a list with my family,” Lee said. “My brother is home from college for the month of May. We have a compare-and-contrast sheet of my final schools and I’m getting ready to make my decision on Monday.”
When asked what were some of the deciding factors on his list, Lee said things such as the overall college environment and his relationship with the football coaches, while also adding, “Distance is irrelevant to my decision.”
Which school will Dillon choose? Lee said he has been asked that specific question countless times over the last week.
“I tell people ‘I don’t know.’ They try and guess. They think they know. I just tell them ‘I don’t know yet.’”
When asked if Lee had already finalized a decision on Sunday night, Lee replied, “I will know in the morning. I will know all day tomorrow. But I do not know right now.”
We asked Lee for some hints, but he politely declined.
It would appear that Florida State and Alabama are the frontrunners. Lee has made numerous recruiting trips to both schools, he’s never made an unofficial visit to USC, and Georgia was the last in his stack of nearly 20 scholarship offers.
Ironically, UGA was most recent, despite the family ties. Georgia linebackers coach, Kirk Olivadotti, called Lee with an offer from the Bulldogs on May 2. Georgia hired the former NFL assistant on Feb. 18. Lee said he wasn’t sure the reasons behind UGA’s timing but pointed out that he was “not offended” by it (read full article here).
Please check back to ajc.com shortly after 6 p.m. Monday for Dillon’s decision.
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