Class of 2016

Tanner Lee

HometownNew Orleans, LA
High schoolNew Orleans Jesuit
Official visitJan. 22, 2016
Commit dateJan. 30, 2016

Former Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee announced on Jan. 30 that he'd be transferring to Nebraska.

The Huskers started recruiting him heavily in mid-January when they secured an official visit from him the weekend of Jan. 22. He didn't yet have an offer from the NU coaches at that time, but he received one about a week later and made his commitment to come to Lincoln.

Lee intends to finish classes in the spring semester at Tulane then come to Nebraska in the summer. He'll have a season of eligibility left in 2017 after sitting out in 2016.

"It's really a great program," Lee said during an interview on "The Bottom Line" after his visit. "There are a lot of great people over there."

Lee told The World-Herald that he likes the Huskers offense and skill players. He also hopes to receive a sixth year of eligibility.

"What I'd be most excited about are the type of players that would be surrounding me," Lee said on TBL earlier this month. "The type of playmakers they have at receiver at running back. To have a balanced pro-style attack, that would be my greatest strength to make plays."

Lee started nine games for Tulane in 2015. He threw for 1,639 yards, completing 51.8 percent of his passes, with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

LSU also showed interest in Lee. He took an official visit there, but the Tigers never offered.

Lee was a three-star prospect coming out of high school in New Orleans. He was the nation's No. 75 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2013, according to the 247 composite.

When Lee becomes eligible in 2017, the Huskers will have quarterbacks Zack Darlington, AJ Bush and Patrick O'Brien on scholarship, barring no attrition from the position.

Below is Lee's tweet from when he announced his decision to transfer to NU and a video from an appearance he made on "The Bottom Line":

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