While we were busy looking at the players Toledo has lost in recent days, it appears the Rockets added a player, who is already enrolled and on campus, without much notice by the media. William Lee, a JUCO defensive end from Gavilan College in Gilroy, Cali..
Gavilan (JUCO) coaches are reporting that DE William Lee has already signed with Toledo and is on campus. Lee was ranked the #7 WSDE by JCG— Brad Hoiseth (@BradHoiseth) February 3, 2014
Lee, a 6-3, 245 pound end, is originally from Steubenville, Ohio; a town in the Ohio rustbelt that is known for producing football talent. Ranked 2-stars by Rivals, Lee has spent the past two seasons playing for the Rams, racking up 76 total tackles in 2013, including 25 tackles-for-loss and seven sacks. The high-motor player has two years of eligibility left and can play right away.
If he is in fact already on campus, as reported, he can participate in spring practices and get a feel for the team's defense quicker. Lee is a great addition to an already strong recruiting class. He joins fellow JUCO DE Tre James as a player who has already signed and joined the program. Together the pair will likely jump in and contribute right away, joining a defensive front that was third in the MAC in sacks with 34. The addition of these two could be the boost Toledo needs to feature the toughest defensive line unit in the conference.