Saying he wanted to connect to his roots, one of the top prep linebackers in the country committed to Florida A&M.
Daterius Lee, a three-star linebacker from Deerfield Beach, Florida verbally chose the Rattlers over the likes of Auburn, Kentucky and Louisville among other FBS programs.
Lee told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that playing at an HBCU was the motivating factor his decision.
“It’s a way for me to connect to my roots, honestly,” Lee said.
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“Just being able to show that you can do it from an HBCU, too. It doesn’t have to be a [predominantly white institution]. It can be anywhere. It was very important to me. I just want to be able to show young kids out here, growing up, that you don’t have to go to a big Power 5 school to be important or be successful.”
Head coach Willie Simmons and FAMU offered Lee in June.
More power to this young brother. We need more like him.
From and SU Jag Fan