It is being reported by various people that Blue Springs, Missouri defensive end Elijah Lee has committed to Kansas State. It was confirmed about an hour ago by recruiting expert Rob Cassidy:
Confirmed via his HS coach: Blue Springs (Mo.) defensive end Elijah Lee has committed to Kansas State.
— Robert Cassidy (@Cassidy_Rob) March 26, 2013
Lee is Kansas State’s fourth commit for the class of 2014, and is rated as a three-star defensive end by 247sports.com and rivals.com. Earlier in the month, Kansas State received a commitment from Dalvin Warmack, a teammate of Lee’s at Blue Springs High School.
Currently listed at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, Lee has the frame to pack on some more weight and really become a force for the Wildcats. Kansas State has developed a few outstanding defensive ends over the past several years, most recently Meshak Williams, who helped Kansas State become one of the best, if not the best, defenses in the Big 12. Lee looks to be the next big name on the Wildcats’ defensive line.
He was also holding offers from Wyoming and Toledo, and had garnered interest from Boston College and Illinois.
Lee recorded 71 tackles and 15.5 sacks for Blue Spring High School in 2012 and was named to the all-league, all-state and all-metro teams. He was also named the co-Defensive Player of the Year in the Suburban Big 6 and is the winner of the 2012 Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented to the best lineman/linebacker in Missouri and Kansas.
Elijah is the first defensive commit for Kansas State’s 2014 class.
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