It's hard to even imagine or consider a senior in high school as a grizzled veteran. But if any player fits that description, it could very well be Waubonsie Valley senior defensive back Derric Lee (6-foot-0, 170 pounds).
Lee is preparing for his senior season this summer. It'll be his third season starting at the varsity level for the Warriors and head coach Paul Murphy. Lee spent most of his winter and spring traveling all over the county playing travel 7-on-7 for Naperville-based Midwest Boom. Lee would routinely get matched up with some of the top receivers in the nation. Lee is touting 16 scholarship offers from multiple levels including schools, and that includes several roster spot offers from various Ivy League schools. He has also been a mainstay earlier on the summer college camp circuit.
Lee is, quite simply, the football equivalent of the basketball gym rat: a player who loves to play. He never wants to leave the field and never stop competing.
Derric Lee previews his upcoming senior season, his next steps in the recruiting process and more from the Red Grange Classic 7-on-7 at Wheaton Warrenville South High School.