Forrest County AHS has established itself as one of the top programs in Mississippi over the past few years, and players such as Dontavian Lee have helped make that possible.
Today, Lee sent in his Letter of Intent, making himself the newest member of the Mississippi State family.
Dontavian Lee is the newest Bulldog! A 6-1, 211 RB from Hattiesburg, Miss. (Forrest County HS)! #HailState— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) February 5, 2014
A player whose ranking has fluctuated among the scouting services, Lee has the size to play at multiple positions should he need to at Mississippi State, but he looks like he should fall into the running back group with the Bulldogs.
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Forrest County AHS - Brooklyn, Mississippi
Height - 6'0"
Weight - 200 lbs
40 - 4.6
2014 (Sr): 223 carries, 1649 yards, 7.4 YPC, 13 TDs; 28 receptions, 420 yards, 8 TDs
2013 (Jr): 138 carries, 1392 yards, 10.09 YPC, 14 TDs; 11 receptions, 244 yards, 6 TDs
2012 (So): 167 carries, 1163 yards, 6.96 YPC, 7 TDs; 9 receptions, 242 yards, 4 TDs
Recruiting Service Ranking
247Sports - 3-star (#69 MS, #31 RB), 83 Grade
Scout - 3-star (#65 RB)
Rivals - 2-star (#NR MS, #NR RB), 5.4 Grade
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Lee should develop into a solid contributor and starter for the Mississippi State Bulldogs during his time in Starkville. Standing at 6'0", 200 pounds, one would expect Lee to clock faster than a 4.6 40. Should he find a way to increase his speed, he could be a significant threat for Mississippi State opponents.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports for head coach Larry Dolan ... Earned a spot on the Mississippi High School Football Coaches Class 4A First-Team All-State Offense squad as a senior and the second team as a junior ... The 59th-best running back in the country according to Scout.com and rated as the 23rd-best prospect in the state by ESPN.com ... A member of the MaxPreps 2013 Mississippi Preseason All-State Football Team ... Named to the 2013 247Sports All-State All-Prospect Second-Team Offense ... Selected to the 2013 All-Gridiron Second Team by the Mississippi Gridiron ... Checked in at No. 17 in the Clarion-Ledger's Targeted 22 ... Took part in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic ... Carried Forrest County to the Mississippi High School Athletic Association 4A state championship with a 21-6 victory against Lafayette ... Title was the first in the history of the Aggie program, which finished the campaign with a 13-2 overall record and made its initial appearance in the state finals ... Team lost just one game to a 4A squad during the campaign ... In the championship game, rushed for 43 yards and had a key 15-yard touchdown reception that put the Aggies ahead 21-6 with 4:20 remaining in the third quarter ... In the state quarterfinal game versus St. Stanislaus, tallied 253 all-purpose yards, including 90 rushing and 128 receiving ... For the season, gained 1,590 yards rushing on 222 carries and registered 13 touchdowns while hauling in 29 passes for 432 yards and eight scores as a senior ... Defensively, tallied 43 tackles (31 solo stops), 5.0 tackles for lost yardage, 1.0 sack, four fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles as a linebacker ... Tallied a pair of defensive touchdowns with a fumble and interception return for TDs ... Returned 11 kickoffs for 250 yards ... Selected as the Nov. 19 WDAM Player of the Week for performance against Columbia in the state tournament ... Totaled 111 rushing yards, 22 receiving yards and two completions for 17 yards ... Added six tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown versus Columbia ... As a junior, carried the ball 138 times for 1,392 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Caught 17 passes for 301 yards and five scores while completing all six pass attempts for 76 yards and five TDs ... Earned Academy Sports and Outdoors Player of the Week for Sept. 20, 2012, after 307 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Purvis High School ... As a sophomore was named a Hattiesburg American All-Star ... Recorded 1,163 rushing yards on 167 carries and scored seven touchdowns ... Added nine receptions for 242 yards and four scores ... Also participates in basketball and track for Forrest County ... In track, runs the 100-meter dash and throws the shot put.