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2015 Bowling Green Football Recruiting: TE Derek Lee Talks Commitment To Falcons

After picking up a pledge from defensive back Jamari Bozeman over the weekend, Dino Babers and the Bowling Green coaching staff have now added a commitment from junior college tight end Derek Lee to the class of 2015.

The 6'4 255 pound, Lee originally signed with North Dakota State out of Maize High School in Maize, Kansas back in 2011. After seeing quite a bit playing time during his redshirt freshman season at NDSU, academic troubles caused his football career to derail for awhile before landing at Butler Community College.

While some programs from the Big 12, Pac 12, and SEC cooled their interest in Lee after hearing about his problems in the classroom, with hard work in the books, and on the football field, Bowling Green gave him the a chance to finish off his college career on a good note.

"I only have one year of eligibility left. I'm very blessed that I have the opportunity to play FBS football for one year." Lee told Hustle Belt of his commitment to the Falcons.

Being a very big and athletic player, the Bowling Green coaching staff plan to use Derek in a matter of different ways during his short time period in the Brown, and Orange.

"They're telling me that they're going to use me all over as a tight end, H-Back, and splitting me out as well."

This past season playing H-Back for Butler, Derek rushed the ball 11 times, for 18 yards, and four touchdowns, while also hauling in 18 receptions for 78 yards, and two more scores.

See what Derek Lee will bring to the Falcons with these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: