One of the hottest prospects on the juco level is three-star defensive tackle Gerard Lee (6-3, 277, 4.7) from Scottsdale (Ariz.) City College. He earned Rivals.com Junior College Top 100 honors for the sophomore class of 2006 landing as the nation's No. 78 prospect at any position on the junior college level. Lee has lived up to the honor as he is getting a lot of attention lately.
Lee has taken four visits and he has one more visit to take. He was able to choose from a field of schools that included offers from UNLV, New Mexico, Utah, Nebraska, Auburn, Oregon State, Southern Florida, Boise State and Minnesota.
"I'm getting a lot of offers lately because my tape is just getting out," Lee said. "I have already taken visits to Southern Florida, Utah, Boise State and Oregon State. I will visit Nebraska this weekend (Jan. 20th)."
According to Lee; Utah, Oregon State and Nebraska are ahead of the rest.
"I liked the environment at Utah," Lee said. "It is a calm environment where O can focus on school and football."
"Utah has good academic support and that is why Utah is on the top of the list," Lee said. "Oregon State was pretty good, but Utah stands out because of their academics."
"I tripped Nebraska out of high school, but I didn't sign with them," Lee said. "I signed with Oklahoma out of high school."
"Right now it is down to Utah, Oregon State and Nebraska," Lee said. "With Southern Florida as a possibility, they wanted me to commit before this weekend and couldn't so they may give the scholarship they had for me to a high school player."
"I should have my mind made after my visit to Nebraska," Lee said. "I should announce my decision sometime next week."
Nebraska will be in Lee's home this evening tonight (Jan. 18th) to give him his traveling itinerary.
Lee was an all-conference selection in 2005 after racking up 73 tackles and eight and a half sacks.
Lee attended New Orleans (La.) George Washington Carver in high school and he's a May grad with two to play two of eligibility. There is a possibility that he could petition for three to play two.