Previously at McKinney North, 2011 wide receiver prospect Jay Lee transferred to Allen High School for the 2009 season to join Texas' defending 5A State Champions. While Allen is always a loaded program with talent, Lee's arrival was no small impact. After losing players like Uzoma Nwachukwu to graduation, Allen was looking for a spark and Lee provided it.
As a junior, Lee exploded in the Allen offense to the tune of 53 catches for 1,013 yards and 16 touchdowns. His big-play ability has landed him plenty of early college interest. First Duke issued an offer. On Saturday Arkansas joined the club. Since then he has picked up offers from Houston, Iowa and Tulsa.
Now as the spring approaches, Lee is taking part in the normal schedule for highly recruited prospects like himself.
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"I'm going to SMU's junior day on Saturday," Lee said. "I had some more junior days too but they were either too far or I couldn't make them because of weather."
Among those junior days that Lee has been unable to attend, he's been invited to Duke, Texas A&M, Nebraska and Purdue. Lee is also receiving heavy interest from Nebraska and Oregon.
When asked if there are any schools that he would still like to hear from, his answer reflects his wide-open approach to the recruiting process.
"I'd maybe like to hear from Alabama or Oklahoma State or somewhere around there," he said. "I'm just looking for the school that's the best offer."
Currently, Lee is gearing up for a playoff run with his high school basketball team. With the completion of that season, he will move on to track where he runs a 22-second 200. On the football field, Lee was most recently one of the top wide receivers at the U.S. Army Combine.