As we hit the dog days of summer it appears the recruiting trail is again starting to heat up. The latest addition is ATH Darron Lee (New Albany, OH), who becomes the 13th member in the 2013 class.
Lee's offer came after not one, but two impressive performances in front of the staff at camps. The first of which came at the beginning of June when he turned in a performance that had him in the discussion with Vonn Bell, arguably the nation's top safety.
With the staff still wavering on whether or not to offer, Lee came back again this last weekend to show off his stuff. He obviously proved himself as the staff offered earlier today, an offer he accepted on the spot. He picked the Buckeyes over offers from the likes of West Virginia, Illinois, Arizona State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Purdue, and others.
While the 6-3 205 pound Lee plays a little bit of everywhere on his high school team, he will likely find himself at safety or linebacker for the Buckeyes. His ability to possibly play in either spot at the next level gives the staff some flexibility as they look to close out this class. If they miss on Vonn Bell, Lee can join Jayme Thompson in the secondary next year and fill that spot. On the other hand, if the staff is unable to fill the void at linebacker left by Alex Anzalone and Lewis Neal decommitting, Lee could bulk up and slide down in the future.
Regardless, it is great to have Lee in the fold for 2013. It's always nice to see an in-state kid that wants to play for the Buckeyes work hard and get that chance. Welcome aboard Darron! Film after the break...