The University of Colorado is quickly becoming Chaminade East.
According to multiple reports, the Buffaloes have landed their 17th commitment for the 2014 recruiting class with Chaminade College Preparatory School (West Hills, Calif.) athlete Donovan Lee.
The 5-foot-8, 162-pound, three-star recruit selected the Buffs over reported offers from Colorado State, Eastern Washington, Idaho, San Jose State and Wyoming. Gary Bernardi is listed by Rivals as Lee's lead recruiter for Colorado.
Lee, a two-way standout and co-captain of the Eagles with Colorado commit linebacker Rick Gamboa, is schedule to be in Boulder on Jan. 18 for an official, according to his Rivals listing. Chaminade is preparing for a CIF Football State Championship semifinal matchup against Hart (Newhall, Calif.) on Saturday. Lee, Gamboa and the Eagles upset Junipero Serra last week to advance.
Lee carried the ball 35 times for 133 yards and four scores against Serra, adding three catches for 62 yards in the victory. As a senior, he's accounted for 1,804 yards of total rushing (7.88 yards per carry on 229 carries) with 36 rushing TDs. He's also added four scores and 560 yards in the passing game for the 12-2 Eagles, according to Maxpreps.com.
Chaminade has lined Lee up all over the field this past season, as he's seen time at defensive back, running back and wide receiver. It's unclear on which side of the ball Lee will play on in the Pac-12, but his speed is a solid addition to Colorado's 2014 class.
According to West Hills (Calif) Chaminade coach Ed Croson, ATH Donovan Lee has committed to #Colorado— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) December 12, 2013