Nathaniel Lee is not your prototypical offensive lineman regarding size, but that is where the incongruencies end. The 2023 center prospect was moving literal mountains last week against Lanier, where he continuously dominated a 6’6″ 330 lbs. nose tackle and also made nice blocks in space too. The effort gave Lee our Week 6 ‘Offensive Lineman of the Week.’
Lee’s strong fundamentals shined and were able to get the best of the Lanier defense by springing big plays for his ball carriers. Our favorite is Lee getting out in space on a screen pass where he creates a pileup of defenders that led to a touchdown.
There were plenty of points to go around in Week 6 for Lanier. They won 55-3 and are now 4-2 on the season (they beat Dacula most recently 29-7).
“My season has been going good. We are 4-2 going into our second region game and we are super pumped to go against Collins Hill,” Lee said.
On the season, Lee has 43 knockdowns and is blocking at an 80% grade. He has worked hard over the last year to sharpen up his game, which is heavily predicated on his fundamentals.
“I feel like I improved on my footwork and focus this year. Before every game I vision myself dominating my opponent and no matter how big he is I’m going to give them my all,” Lee said.
On the recruiting front, the senior has been getting interest but is still waiting for his first offer.
“Recruiting has been interesting lately. I have 0 offers but I have some colleges looking at me. This fall I plan to visit Carson-Newman and Birmingham Southern.”
Both are schools that recruit the state well and excel at identifying prospects who are under the radar. The senior is certainly that, granted so is Mountain View to a certain extent, even though they just beat two notoriously strong Gwinnett programs back-to-back.
Going into the 2nd half of the season, Lee has a concise goal to achieve.
“My goals for the second half of the season is to be undefeated in region play and host a home playoff game.”
Facing off against Collins Hill on the 14th will certainly be a huge one, but it doesn’t stop there with programs like Buford and Mill Creek looming up ahead. That’s one of the tougher region schedules of any team in the state of Georgia, which will provide a great opportunity for Lee and his teammates to go up against the best in the state.
A lot can happen for the remainder of the season, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on Lee and athletes all across the state.