Mauriece Lee got the message on Facebook, called the Arizona coaches and the Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza running back received good news: His first offer had arrived.
The Wildcats were the first to offer Lee, a 5-foot-7, 170-pound prospect who rushed for 722 yards and 12 touchdowns and also caught 23 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns in his junior season.
There is definitely interest in Arizona's program.
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"One of the coaches messaged me on Facebook and he just told me that my recruiting process was going great and that I should call one of the coaches, he gave me his number, and the coach I had to call was the coach that offered me," Lee said.
"I think it's a good team. My dad told me the new head coach used to coach at West Virginia and he kind of liked the small running back so it's a good school and I'll consider them."
Lee said he talked with Arizona assistant coach Tony Gibson about the offer and that he's excited to learn much more about the offense. Getting to a few spring practices and seeing some games this fall is definitely being worked out.
Since Lee does not plan to make his decision for some time, the Marcos De Niza standout will have lots of opportunities to see the Wildcats in action.
"I would love to see how the new offense looks," Lee said. "I might go to a couple of their spring practices and I might go to a couple of their games just to see how the offense looks.
"I'm going to take my time. I just want to get used to the recruiting process and I'm hoping more offers come. I'm going to do it just like my friend, Priest Willis, I'm going to wait until all the offers come in. I might wait until signing day."
Lee said he has also been hearing from West Virginia, Arizona State, Boise State, Ohio and others.