It’s a busy but great time to be a Red Wolf.
Arkansas State is going through two-day practices today, but didn’t keep Gus Malzahn and his coaching staff from picking up its 14th commitment of their 2013 recruiting class.
ASU picked up No. 14 when Mobile McGill Toolen athlete and wide receiver Carl Lee pulled the trigger for the Red Wolves.
AStateNation.com caught up with Lee to get his thoughts on becoming the newest Red Wolf.
“I thought about committing a couple of days ago,” Lee admitted. “It’s been hectic for me with football practice going on and everything.”
It’s becoming a common reason, what Lee said that led him to his decision.
“It’s their coaching staff,” Lee said. “It’s a program on the rise. They are bringing in some great recruits and I wanted to be a part of what they are building there.”
Arkansas State beat out Ole Miss, Louisiana Tech, Troy and UAB for Lee’s services.
Lee, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound athlete who has 4.5 forty speed, is being recruited to play wide receiver for the Red Wolves.
Lee has been impressed with Coach Malzahn.
“He is a great coach and a great offensive scheme,” Lee said. “He has a brilliant mind on the offensive side of the ball.”
Lee has built a great relationship with Arkansas State’s running back coach and special teams coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz.
“Coach Drinkwitz is a great recruiter,” Lee said. “He came after me hard from day one.”
ASU already has one of Lee’s teammates committed to play for the Red Wolves in the current recruiting class in Jalen Square.
“It will be great to continue to have him as a teammate at the college level,” Lee said. “I’m really happy with my decision.”