The recruiting process started late for Chicago Simeon defensive end Devante Lee, but with his senior season wrapping up the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Lee is seeing interest increase. On Wednesday Lee landed offer No. 2 of the process from Western Kentucky.
"It's just a good feeling - great feeling, actually," Lee said of his second offer. "I have been talking to them for some time. They actually wanted to offer last week, but ended up offering [Wednesday]. They called me and told me.
Lee received news of his offer from Hilltopper's assistant coach Karl Maslowski. He looks forward to following up the offer with a visit to campus.
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"I haven't taken any visits there, but I've got to plan one now," Lee said. "It's a really good Sun Belt school. They have a really good team and really good d-ends."
Lee picked up his first offer last month from San Diego State and his interest in the Aztecs remains high.
"I definitely talk to them a lot about how everything is going and the system I would be in," Lee said. "I think my official there will be the weekend after Thanksgiving."
While Lee has collected his first two scholarship offers of the process, interest from other schools has also picked up. Among the teams he is hearing from are Iowa, Boise State, Maryland, Tulane and Syracuse.
"The most contact has come from Iowa and Tulane," Lee said. "[Iowa assistant] Lester Erb actually came up to our school. Tulane is really close to offering and are checking my grades."
Simeon is still alive in the post-season after a first round win this past weekend that brought their season record to 8-1. They will face Chicago area power Mt. Carmel in round two this coming weekend.