The actual recruiting process didn’t last long for Logan Lee.
The 2019 tight end prospect made his first visit to Iowa this winter. He quickly picked up a scholarship offer from the Hawkeyes and since then, he has made a number of visits to Iowa City. On Saturday, he made it official, that the Orion, IL standout will be a Hawkeye.
"Iowa was my first offer and my first visit. I didn’t see any point in waiting any longer because I knew Iowa was the right fit for me," Lee said Saturday afternoon. "Everything from the coaches, the facilities, to academics and the way they use their tight ends just felt right.”
Lee was scheduled to sit down with head coach Kirk Ferentz early on Saturday’s Tailgate Weekend and gave him the good news right away, which caught Ferentz by surprise.
“We met with Coach (Kirk) Ferentz early in the day and when I told him, he seemed pretty surprised. Honestly, he was kind of shocked, but in a very good way. He was very excited about the news.”
Lee had strong feelings about Iowa right away in the recruiting process, but he wanted to make sure that those feelings were the right ones, so he took a look at other schools this spring. That helped him realize even more that Iowa was the right place for him.
“I really enjoyed the visits to other schools and liked a lot of those places, but it just never felt the same as it did when I was at Iowa. Everything felt right with Iowa,” Lee said.
Those visits included trips to Wisconsin, Missouri, Notre Dame, Illinois, and Michigan.
Before selecting the Hawkeyes, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end held offers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Northwestern, Minnesota, Michigan State, Michigan, and Ole Miss.
While the entire recruiting process was short for Lee, he’s very happy that it has come to a close.
“I am very happy that it’s done. I can now focus on my high school team and performing well there and I don’t have to worry about recruiting.”