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Lee lands Spartans offer

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Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central three-star linebacker Brandon Lee started a tour of schools in conjunction with his spring break. His first stop of the trip paid off with a brand new scholarship offer.
"Today I went to Michigan State [and] they offered me," Lee reported. "The visit was good altogether. I really enjoyed the coaching staff and the way that they treat you as an actual person instead of just being a factory of ballplayers.
"I spent most of my time with Coach [Dave] Warner, my recruiting coordinator. I got a chance to speak with Coach [Mike] Tressel, Coach [Pat] Narduzzi and also Coach [Mark] Dantonio towards the end of the trip."
Lee was joined by his father and cousin on the visit to East Lansing. Their talks with the coaching staff revealed what the Spartans like about the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Lee's game.
"They like my versatility and ability to play in space," Lee said. "In the Big Ten sometimes you play against run teams, then you play against teams like IU and Northwestern that spread you out. They like to keep their 'backers on the field, and I fit both of those so they liked that a lot."
Lee had interest in Michigan State going into that trip, but that interest was ratcheted up after the Indianapolis native was able to see the school first-hand.
"I feel that it increased a lot," Lee said. "Actually seeing the campus, I liked it, and I got a chance to meet more of the coaching staff than I already met. That all played a good role in [the increased interest]."
Lee's spring break tour of college campuses will continue through Saturday, with four more visits on the docket.
"I plan on going to IU [Tuesday] morning, Missouri Thursday, Iowa Friday and Northwestern on Saturday," Lee said. "I am pretty excited because I haven't seen them, and I look forward to getting out to those schools because they have showed more interest in me than schools that haven't offered."
Although he will have seen many of the schools that have offered by the time spring is finished, Lee is still aiming for a senior year decision but is keeping his timetable tentative.
"It just depends on how everything goes this summer and spring if I can get the process done before that," Lee said.
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