MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Brooklyn (Miss.) Forrest County running back Dontavian Lee arrived in Montgomery for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic on Monday, and he has been soaking in the experience of the prestigious event.
"It's a great experience," Lee said. "I'm honored to be out here. We're the 40 top football players in Mississippi and I'm glad to be honored with that."
Lee, who helped Forrest County claim the Mississippi 2013 4A state championship, quickly noticed a few things about the level of competition in Montgomery.
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"It's great. It's different from the regular season I'll tell you that," Lee said. "The defense is swarming to the ball. I think we have a good chance of winning this thing."
The 6-foot, 200-pound running back gave his pledge to the Mississippi State Bulldogs in May, and has not looked back.
"Everything is still solid. It's still good," Lee said. "I just like the program. The coaches, the way they accepted me to the program was just great. They were there when no one else was so they had to see something."
Lee was visited in-home by Mississippi State assistant coach Tony Hughes, and he plans to take his official visit to Mississippi State on January 17.