A final decision from Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central linebacker Brandon Lee is only a couple months away, but first the three-star prospect will take his official visits. The first of those took place this past weekend when he traveled to Cal.
"They definitely lived up to [expectations]," Lee said. "I actually had a great visit… my and my father [both] thought it was great.
"Unfortunately they didn't get the win, but that doesn't change my mind about them at all. They played a great game of football. Outside of the football, just the coaches and how they speak to you, the atmosphere of the campus and the academics is great is well - all of that impressed me a lot."
The trip to Berkeley was Lee's first time ever visiting the state of California, and he came away with a comfortable feeling from the experience.
"I got a good vibe out of it," Lee said. "I felt I could fit in with that vibe after meeting with the players and having lunch with them. I feel that vibe reflects me and how I am as well."
From the Cal coaching staff, Lee spent the most time with defensive coordinator Andy Buh and also had significant time with head coach Sonny Dykes. They explained where he would fit in on their defense.
"Coach Buh said he sees me possibly playing all three of the linebacker positions," Lee said. "Out of the three, he said he would most likely see me at strongside 'backer."
Lee said Cal has set the bar high following his visit to Berkley, but he has additional official visits planned before a final college selection is made. The only other official visit he has scheduled at this time is to Virginia Tech.
"As of right now, I will be at Virginia Tech the 26th [of October]," Lee said. "They agreed that the Duke game would be another good game to go to.
"I am still working on possibly scheduling one out to Oregon, Penn State and maybe Louisville. I'm still trying to decide [where] I'm going to take all of them to or if I will take all of them or not."
Northwestern is another school in Lee's top five. They played Cal when Lee was on his official visit this past weekend, coming out with a 44-30 win over the Bears.
"I was mainly focused on Cal, but from what I saw Northwestern played a great game as well," Lee said. "They are a solid team all-around - defensive, offense and special teams. Coach Fitz has a great thing going."
Lee is a December graduate who will enroll in college in January. He expects to get the remainder of his official visits completed in the next two months so he can make a decision by his target announcement date.
"I am thinking about doing it on my birthday - November 8th," he said.