The Wildcats had a host of recruits in town to witness the team’s victory over USC. On hand were a host of committed players, including Marcos De Niza’s Mauriece Lee.
The Athlete from the Phoenix area committed to the Wildcats early in the process and has been down on a number of unofficial visits. He was impressed with what he saw.
“It was a very good game,” Lee said. “I had fun.”
The 5-8, 185-pound Lee plays mostly running back in high school, but has had conversations with the Wildcat staff about playing a few positions when he gets to Tucson.
“Coach Rich Rodrguez told me that they might play me at both slotback and running back,” Lee explained.
Lee is one of two Marcos De Niza players who have committed and they are recruiting a number of his Padre teammates. Lee has also gotten to know a number of the other committed players and singled out Zachary Green and Devin Holiday as two of his future teammates that he has bonded with.
Lee has not put up monster numbers, in part because his team has a number of offensive weapons. That being said, he had a monster second half against Chavez High School last Friday night. Lee had 135 yards and two scores over the final 24:00 and helped his team clinch a top-four seed in the state playoffs.
“I played really well,” admitted Lee, who saw more carries in the second half than normal. “They gave me an opportunity to show what I could do and I’m thankful for the coaches giving me that chance and my offensive line helping me out. “
His team heads into the playoffs with a 9-1 record and a legitimate shot at a state title.
"We are ready for the playoffs, we just have to take it one step at a time," Lee concluded.