Marqise Lee said he has no clue about his recruitment yet but that one thing is for sure: The Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra athlete really wants to play with teammate George Farmer in college.
"Me and George sit down all the time and talk about where we're going to go because we plan to go together," Lee said at the recent NIKE 7on Tournament.
"Whatever we come up with that's where we're going to head. It's because we have a close friendship. We were just talking about it and he said he doesn't want to go anywhere by himself and I don't want to go anywhere by myself so we decided to go together."
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Farmer, the nation's top wide receiver by Rivals.com, and Lee, a four-star athlete, would be a dynamic duo for any college that got their signatures.
Arizona State, Cal, LSU, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Oregon, Stanford and Washington have offered Lee but Southern Cal has not yet which could be important because many consider Farmer a lean to the Trojans. Farmer said last week that USC, Alabama, Oregon, Florida and Miami were his top five.
"As of right now I have no clue," said Lee, who hopes to play football and basketball in college. "I'm going to do my research because after this I go to Georgia for basketball for the Peach Jam and after that I'm going to go home and start looking up some stuff."
Rated as the No. 13 athlete and No. 87 prospect by Rivals.com, Lee was one of the best players at the 7on Tournament - on offense and defense - and put himself in good position to move up the rankings. The Serra standout said he doesn't care much about those things though.
"It's not really that important to me," Lee said. "I play because I love it. I don't play just for the rankings. The rankings are a good deal for other people to see but I'm not really worried about it. I'd rather not be ranked because when you're ranked you have to show some stuff but when you're not ranked you could just do your job.
"It's just hard work. I'm just coming out for my team. I decided to focus on my defense so I can get in the right position and get the pick and during the games that's where I've been."