Three-star offensive lineman Jonah Pirsig has generated a lot of college attention early in the recruiting process and brought college coaches to Blue Earth Area High School in Minnesota. Blue Earth has another potential Division 1 offensive lineman on their roster in 6-5, 300-pound Sam Lee, and he is starting to generate interest of his own.
"Usually I will go into the meetings with Jonah and talk to the coaches, introduce myself and make sure they know me," Lee said. "Most of the coaches I talk to, they all want me to come to camp so they can evaluate me and we'll see how it goes from there."
Among the schools Lee has received interest from are Minnesota, Iowa State, Iowa, North Dakota and Northern Iowa. He has visited each of the three BCS schools already.
"I did go to Iowa for a junior day, I went to Iowa State's practice and I went up to Minnesota for a practice and a spring game," Lee said. "When you go to these big schools, all of them have nice facilities. It was fun to watch them practice and I just liked how they coached. I liked Iowa State's campus."
When Lee was down in Ames, Iowa visiting the Cyclones, he realized a connection his family has with Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads.
"My dad played high school football with Coach Rhoads and they grew up a block away from each other. My dad likes Coach Rhoads and they have their childhood stories. I talked to him when I went down to practice and first of all he told me I looked like my dad. He also told me that he wants me to come down to camp so I can work with their o-line coach and go forward from there."
Lee plans to attend a one-day session of Iowa State's camp in June. He also expects to camp at Iowa and Minnesota next month.
As a junior, Lee started at offensive guard for Blue Earth Area High, and feels that is the position he fits best at in college. He has been working this off-season to take his game to the next level, and is excited to showcase his talents for coaches this summer.
"I think I am quick and get into people right away," Lee said. "I am usually pretty quick at getting to the next level to linebackers."