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Player: Zach Lee

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Position: QB

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 200

40 time: 4.8

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Scholarships offered: Nebraska, Cal and Oregon

Favorites:Committed to Nebraska

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Rivals: NR/ :star:star:star

Bid Red Report: :star:star:star:star

 

Assessing the talent: College of San Francisco football page Lee has thrown for 3,040 yards on 205-of-321 passing (63.9 percent) with 30 touchdowns and five interceptions

 

Odds of becoming a Cornhusker: 100% >>>SIGNED LETTER OF INTENT

 

Zac Lee

QB 6-2 205 San Francisco, Calif. - St. Ignatius Prep/San Francisco City College

“It was all in red and going nuts. The facilities are awesome. It was very impressive. I really enjoyed the visit.”

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CCSF 34, Frenso City College 31

 

San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, September 17, 2006.

 

"City College (3-0) Spotted Fresno a 21-0 lead in the second quarter, but mounted a furious comeback led by quarterback, Zach Ledd. Lee was 31 for 48 passing for 465 yards and four touchdown. He also ran for a touchdown. Durell Clark-James intercepted a Fresno pass with 33 seconds left to seal the win."

 

 

SWEEEEEEETTTTT

 

Is this where pUrify is from?

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That's where Purify came from. I wonder if he was throwing him all those TD passes last season.

 

 

This is Lee's first year in college, I think he'll have 3 to play 3 or 4 to play 3 wherever he ventures after JUCO

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do we need another QB????? With Ganz, Keller, Hildebrand, and Witt. I know that compitition is important but at what point do we say enough for right now? Or do we go after this guy alittle harder with the intent of redshirting Witt and give him more time to grow in the WCO.

 

I believe that we need the best players out there. So who knows

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to be honest after Keller, we really have nothing that DOES NOT need more development..........IMHO

 

 

hunter

 

 

I'm not sure if this would happen, but with the way Witt is playing right now I wonder if the coaches would pull his scholly? Lee looks to be a much better prospect

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we dont need a JUCO QB . I think we should go after an other H.S. kid and try to work him into the system .

 

There arent any other good HS qbs left. All of them have given their verbals to other schools. Lee has 3 years to play...not 2 like ZT

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Witt does not play for a particularly good team. Beck's stats from his senior year were not that great either. They will not pull his scholly but will definitely keep pursuing solid qb prospects. That position on the field is too vital not to.

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If this guy has 3 years to play then yes we should go after him. Like glaserjo said, QB is too vital and we must have not only a great starting QB but good to great back-ups as well to help us get back to the top.

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According to Crabtree on 1620 yesterday, NU is in the mix. He said nothing about OU leading. So is appears we have as good of a chance as anyone right now.

 

As for not needing another QB, Hildebrand, according to Eric, hasn't looked that good. We don't know if Witt will be the guy in 2008 anymore than when Beck came into town and turned out to be a bust. As of right now, it's probably Ganz's to lose in 2008. He seems like one of those who by his fifth year in the system will be a solid (not great) and effective QB. With the experience we have had with juco Zac Taylor, I would say absolutely go after this guy.

 

Does Lee have four years to play three? A redshirt year would likely make him a better player.

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does anybody know if he was highly recruited out of high school and if so why did he go the JC route. was it grades and will it be hard to get him qualified?

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Lee is the son of former NFL quarterback Bob Lee of the Vikings and Falcons. He attended St. Ignatius of San Francisco which played in the West Catholic Athletic League. It looks like he put up some pretty good numbers while being a 3 time all-league QB such as a 18 of 21 for 361 yards and five touchdowns performance while upsetting a higher ranked team. It does appear he graduated in 2005 (same year as Mark Sanchez and Marlon Lucky). Trying to find out why he took the year off from football.

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Some info. here http://nebraska.rivals.com/content.asp?CID...p;PT=4&PR=2

 

This guy just seems like he could be a darkhorse and vie for the job after Keller. If he comes in and learns next year and then has 3 years to play, then that would be a great situation. Still don't know how many years he is eligible for...let's keep an eye on him.

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This could end up being a huge pick up to add to the QB depth. A heady QB with an accurate arm. Always, a welcome addition.

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If he has three to play three or four to play three, then lets bring him in. Other wise, he is probally not worth the scholarship.

He is only a freshman this year. Whether it is 3 in 3 or 3 in 4 is the question.

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That would be huge if he has four years to play three. Perhaps Callahan and company can convince him how valuable that redshirt year would be and how it would make him a better QB.

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If he has 3 years to play I say pick him up!!!! It's better to have someone who has proven themselves in JUCO and know that he is such a good player than have a back-up QB that hasn't looked good and have him tank our offense. Look at our success with Taylor........

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Any one catch the first half of the Mizzou-OU game when Musberger was rambling on about how many receiving weapons OU will have returning next year and a QB would be walking into a great situation. Then he said "Any JUCO All-Americans out there should call Coach Stoops collect."

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Any one catch the first half of the Mizzou-OU game when Musberger was rambling on about how many receiving weapons OU will have returning next year and a QB would be walking into a great situation. Then he said "Any JUCO All-Americans out there should call Coach Stoops collect."

sounds like cheesberger has alot of stoops' goo dripping off of his chin to me

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Scholarships offered: Nebraska, Cal and Oregon

 

 

Ou hasnt offered?? I was listening to the local sports radio tonight. They said that ou was interested in Lee .

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This blurb was in the OWH today:

 

Patrick Witt may not be the Huskers' only new QB next fall. Nebraska continues to recruit in the junior college ranks.

 

• The prospect who now appears most prominent: Zac Lee, a freshman at the City College of San Francisco. The 6-2, 200-pound Lee, from the school that produced NU receiver Maurice Purify, has completed 136 of 213 passes (63.8 percent) for 2,116 yards.

 

• Lee grayshirted in junior college last year and would have four years to play three Division I seasons.

 

 

 

I still have not found how much he was recruited out of high school.

 

Not that I want him but Lee has a WR teammate that is considering NU: Kenny O'Neal. He had been kicked off his team at Florida State and is trying to find redemption by the JUCO route. Oregon and Tennessee are among his other favorites. He's 6-foot, 200 and has 21 catches for 391 yds and 2 tds thru 6 games. He also plans on running track wherever he goes.

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Some more insights on Lee: guardsman

 

The key to success for the 2006 City College Rams' football season will be the players' ability to work as a unit and the sacrifice of individual stardom for the good of the team, according to head coach George Rush.

 

"We've worked a lot on players' character, developing better team chemistry, and we've urged players to leave their egos aside and do what's best for the team," Rush said.

 

In 2005, the Rams went 10-2, en route to a third consecutive NorCal Championship. Rush perceives the 2006 team as a deeper unit than past teams.

 

Prior to the Rams' summer training, Rush commented that some of the practicing grayshirt players were better than those who were starting. One of those grayshirt players was Zac Lee, the Rams' current starting quarterback.

 

"He's intelligent, has good arm strength and an excellent football background," Rush said. "He's extremely prepared to take leadership of this team."

 

Lee, a San Francisco native who played high school football at St. Ignatius in the Sunset district, is aware of the expectations placed on him as he looks to fulfill his role as a captain.

 

"Being a leader comes with being a quarterback. You have to be a positive influence and make sure other players aren't either too high or too low in their emotions," he said.

 

Rush praised Lee's tactical breadth and leadership qualities.

 

“He has a great knowledge of defenses and making offensive decisions and judgments,” Rush said.

 

Lee said that he continues to build his repertoire by gaining different strategies from daily practices.

 

"When I'm practicing, I pick up something different every time — what to do and what not to do in certain situations," Lee said.

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I hope that calli knows enough to save some schollies for the defensive side of the ball

 

Um, so far 8 of our 14 commits are defensive players and Helu could play defense. I would say that qualifes as "knowing enough" to save some for defense.

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I hope that calli knows enough to save some schollies for the defensive side of the ball

 

Um, so far 8 of our 14 commits are defensive players and Helu could play defense. I would say that qualifes as "knowing enough" to save some for defense.

 

 

And Lewis, Herron, Patin, and Ross have yet to commit...

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If we can get Lee it would be a steal. He was fully qualified out of high school so he has four years to play three, and he would be here at the end of next month in time for winter conditioning and spring ball. That gives him eight solid months to learn the playbook before our first game. There is no other position on our team that is more important than QB.

 

In all likelihood Keller is our starter next season. But anything can happen between now and next August. And with the new 5th year senior rule Keller could transfer anywhere he wants without redshirting next season. Factor in QB's do get hurt and you start to see just how poor our depth is at that spot. Right now there is a huge gap between Taylor and Keller and all the rest of the QB's we have on the team. Ganz has seen action in a few games this season but when all is said and done he will not have had any meaningful time under center this season. Ganz is a trooper, he takes his licks and doesn't complain, he has better wheels than Taylor but he lacks the arm necessary to QB the WCO. So we need at least one more QB on top of Lee. In the end I think Lee is ours to lose. And if we get him I don't think he redshirts. He has three years of eligibility left and is the perfect QB to backup Keller. Besides, if Lee is the real deal, and I think he is, then we want him ready to play at a moments notice. If we are going to win the Northern Division and Conference Championship next season we need a qualified backup seeing action all next season. If Lee doesn't redshirt then his eligibility runs out at the end of the 2009 season. That's plenty of time to recruit other QB's, high school QB's, and they will have plenty of time to get seasoned on the scout team.

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We aren't that weak at QB bext year, remember Hillebrand is redshirting so he will already know the offense and will be a quality backup next year incase of injury and is one of the top candidates to start in 2009... that said more depth is never a bad thing.

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We aren't that weak at QB bext year, remember Hillebrand is redshirting so he will already know the offense and will be a quality backup next year incase of injury and is one of the top candidates to start in 2009... that said more depth is never a bad thing.

 

We will have Hildebrand, but he isn't redshirting. He already redshirted at Oregon State. I am pretty sure that he came in with 3 years to play 3. Never the less, we should be sitting pretty good.

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I had a talk in person with Eric earlier this season concerning Hillebrand. Eric told me, according to sources, that he hasn't been that impressive. Unless he has made significant improvement since then, I wouldn't count too much on him.

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Lets take it easy on Hillenbrand. I don't know how early in the season Eric talked or heard about Hillenbrand struggling, but Taylor didn't master this offense overnight either. Even if it takes Hillenbrand until midseason next year to really get a grasp of this offense, we should be alright. Now he might not be ready to start next year, but Keller and Ganz should be and then Hillenbrand could be ready by the 08 season. That is a lot of time to learn this offense and to work with players such as Holt, Henry, and Paul in the offseasons to get this offense clicking.

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Of course Eric is also knocking Keller with the partying rumors. We should get as many QBs on campus as possible and let them sort it out. We'll see who comes out on top next fall. (Keller :) )

 

Plus it's going to take a QB some time to learn the system. They showed a segment in the Texas game that each play has 7 freakin' components. Zebra-Gamma-blah-blah-blah bullsh*t. Trying to get that down will take some time. That is one thing Coach Callahan kept from the NFL that he may consider changing for the sake of his players.

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