Friendswood High School quarterback/athlete Christian Lee (’20) recently went to Texas Tech’s spring game in Frisco on Saturday, April 7.
Lee’s high school recruiting coordinator was first contacted by Texas Tech defensive line coach Terrance Jamison, Lee told Armchair. He then received an email that included the invite to the scrimmage. His first reaction to the invite was one of excitement. Last year, Lee attended a Red Raider Club event on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.
“It was an amazing experience,” Lee said. “A total honor to be able to go. Very cool atmosphere. I would love to be able to get the chance to play there one day.”
Lee has also been invited to the UTSA spring game and has visited Houston and Baylor unofficially. Texas Tech had a big crowd to watch the spring scrimmage, including several players that Lee recognized — Skyline High School ATH Velton Gardner, Parish Episcopal School quarterback Preston Stone, Lancaster High School wide receiver Majik Rector, Nolan Catholic High School inside linebacker Richard Silva and Tomball High School quarterback Chandler Galban.
Lee said one of the things he picked up on that could improve his game was the speed of the air-raid offense, which is similar to his own school’s offense. The biggest difference is that Friendswood uses a lot of run-pass-option, he told Armchair.
“I thought (sophomore quarterback Jett) Duffey did good, but I was very impressed with (freshman quarterback Alan) Bowman,” Lee said. “He really threw well. That deep ball was a dime. (Junior quarterback) McLane (Carter) did well too. I think the Red Raiders will definitely have an explosive offense again. (I) was really impressed with the defense also. They have come along way. (Senior linebacker) Dakota Allen was everywhere.”
Honored 2 attend @RedRaiderClub with Poppa Dad Rick Kempf. Great 2 meet @TTUKingsbury @ZSpavital @iamcoachscott & other coaches #GunsUp🔴⚫️👆🏼 pic.twitter.com/dFEqbW8po3
— Christian Lee (@ChristianLee410) February 3, 2017
Another thing Lee liked when he was watching the scrimmage was how Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury pulled each of the quarterbacks to the side after their respective series and continued to coach them. He also liked how the coaches would show plenty of passion after players made a big play.
With Clear Springs High School in the 2017-18 season, Lee threw for 834 yards and six touchdowns, according to MaxPreps. Lee also rushed for 315 yards and five touchdowns. In total, Lee had 1,149 yards and 11 touchdowns in his sophomore season.
At the Rivals Combine in Houston, Lee posted a 4.922 40-yard dash, which is posted on his NCSA page along with his stats in other workouts.