Evidently the Florida recruiting pipeline hasnâ€™t completely dried up, as some seem to have concluded. The University of Louisville has landed a commitment from defensive back Richard Lee, a player at powerful Lakeland Lake Gibson High School. That’s Richard “Champ” Lee, mind you, and he’s the fifth UofL recruit from Florida.
Lee is a cousin of Cardinal running back Bilal Powell, who probably encouraged him to choose Louisville over such schools as Purdue, West Virginia, South Florida, Ball State and Central Florida. He has a 4.5 speed for the 40.
Hereâ€™s what Florida Football says about Lee:
â€œThis hard-hitting safety prospect is truly unique in the fact that he can play cornerback â€“ if needed â€“ and with his size and strength, it seems almost unfair to see him matched against receivers who are nowhere as physical and impressive as he is.
â€œLee is one of those football players who use his knowledge, strength and athletic ability. He knows plenty about the game, has been taught and coached extremely well, and will certainly be one of those talents that in a few years from now, many will wonder how he ever got away from the bigger schools in Florida, who thirst of a big time playmaker with size and speed!â€
Keep that Florida spigot turned on, and the outlook will improve, quickly.