Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian cornerback Eric Lee committed to the Huskers on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, becoming the first member of Nebraska's 2015 class. Lee made the announcement on his Twitter account the same day he attended NU's Junior Day recruiting event.
"Thanks to the man upstairs, I would like to announce my commitment to NEBRASKA!" Lee posted.
Nebraska had been after the four-star prospect ever since Lee camped at NU during the summer of 2013. Through 12 games his junior season, Lee had 45 tackles, a sack and two interceptions as Valor Christian won its second straight Class 5A state title. Lee also played a bit at receiver, hauling in 10 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns in 2013.
According to various reports, Lee held offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Nebraska and Oregon State. He was primarily recruited by NU's newest assistant, defensive backs coach Charlton Warren.
Lee's father, Dr. Eric Lee, played college football at Wayne State and later received a doctorate degree at UNL. His son grew up a Nebraska fan.
ESPN's describes Lee as "tall with good length on the perimeter" and "the frame to physically develop and match his good aggressive play." According to Scout.com, Lee has a smooth backpedal and "the hips quickly turn and he does an excellent job of finding the ball and staying with his man."
Here's Lee's Hudl highlights video, and here's his Twitter announcement:
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