Ohio State Overview: Darron Lee had a quiet 2013 campaign, playing just six plays in two games (San Diego State and Florida A&M) before an injury ended his true freshman campaign as a Buckeye, but then he had a rather noisy 2014 spring drills ... this former high school quarterback was talked about often by Ohio State coaches during spring ball as he displayed speed and consistent play-making ability at the strong-side linebacker position ... he is a young player to watch in this program ... he is undecided on a major.
More on Darron: Lee was a fine athlete who played quarterback, wide receiver, safety and returned punts and kickoffs as a junior for the New Albany Eagles and he played quarterback and in the secondary and as a senior ... Lee was named a first-team Associated Press Division II all-state cornerback as a senior after recording five interceptions with three punt return touchdowns, and accounting for over 1,700 yards of offense and 21 touchdowns ... he helped New Albany, coached by Mark Mueller, advance to the Division II state semifinals and to a 11-3 record as a senior ... Lee did it all in a third-round win over Marion-Franklin, throwing for two touchdowns, rushing for a 36-yard score, returning a punt 82 yards for a touchdown and making the game-clinching interception in the final minute ... team was 9-3 and a state qualifier in 2011 ... Lee was considered a four-star prospect (Scout) and the No. 29 safety prospect by Scout ... ESPN ranked him the No. 28 prospect overall in the state of Ohio ... originally from Chattanooga, Tenn., Lee moved to Ohio as an eighth grader ... Mom, Candice, is a news anchor for WCMH Ch. 4, the local NBC affiliate.