July 9, 2012
Jesuit QB happy he committed to Tulane in May
Jesuit quarterback Tanner Lee committed to Tulane in May after splitting time as a junior in his first season on the field, playing the second and fourth quarters of most games. His lack of experience to this point put him under the radar in recruiting circles, but as a full-time starter as a senior, he will get a chance to show everyone why Tulane's coaches made him a top priority. This weekend he talked to WaveReport.com publisher Guerry Smith.
Here's the full transcript of that interview:
It's been a couple of months now since you committed to Tulane. Can you recap what you loved when you attended some of the spring practices?
"When I first saw them running their offense, it was very similar to what I've been running since I've been at Jesuit. A lot of the terminology is similar, and trying to see how their progressions were going. The only offense I've been introduced to is the West Coast, run and shoot offense, kind of spread it out under center and the shotgun. They have some no-huddle and can huddle. We do all that stuff at Jesuit. I felt like it would be a smooth transition for me. That made my decision even more comfortable."
You're going to be the full-time starter at Jesuit this year after sharing time last year. If you have a big season, you probably will get a lot more attention than you have to this point. Did you consider waiting to make a commitment to see what schools might come after you, or were you just totally comfortable with Tulane?
"Exactly. That's where I felt at home. A lot of people that I asked for advice said it's a gut feeling. Wherever you are going to go, whatever your gut tells you is where you need to go because that's where you need to be happy. That's where I wanted to go. My family was happy with the decision, and they backed me up a hundred percent. I told them that's where I wanted to play football."
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