Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer hosted his first Friday Night Lights Camp as the head coach of the Buckeyes last week. One of the 100-plus prospects in attendance was Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central rising junior linebacker Brandon Lee.
"I think it was great for a first time," Lee said. "With all the older players there - basically legends - and just the tradition they showed the whole time we were there, I think it was a great Friday Night Lights."
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Lee also made an impression of his own, and received positive feedback from the Buckeye's coaching staff.
"I talked mostly with Coach [Luke] Fickell, the defensive coordinator, and he told me I had a great workout," Lee said. "He told me this was pretty much a boost in my recruitment with them and they are going to begin to take a harder look at me. They just want to see some game film from this season."
Lee made the trip to Columbus with his teammate, class of 2013 offensive guard Timothy Gardner, who received an offer from Ohio State off his performance and subsequently committed to the Buckeyes.
"He is a pretty good buddy of mine and he is actually already trying to talk to me about getting an offer myself from there," Lee said. "I am working on it, but congrats to him and I'm really happy for him."
A class of 2014 member, Lee has already pulled in scholarship offers from Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Purdue and Ball State and has several more BCS programs showing strong interest.
"Michigan and Wisconsin seem very interested. They just want to see some games this season since I am a young guy," Lee said. "Also, Nebraska and Notre Dame are on the same plane with those other schools."
A trip to Notre Dame preceded Lee's Ohio State visit. He does not have any more trips scheduled this summer, but plans to resume traveling once the season starts.
"I know I will make some games in the fall, but I haven't scheduled those," Lee said. "I will make sure I make a visit to the schools that have offered me already."
At this stage of the process, Lee is still open and has taken a break from calling coaches while he prepares for his junior season.