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Vols lure RB Jabo Lee from Pirates

2/5/2013

Three-star running back Jabo Lee (Dillon, S.C./Dillon) flipped his commitment Monday night from East Carolina to Tennessee, multiple sources report. He originally picked the Pirates in April.

Lee rushed for more than 3,000 yards and 46 touchdowns during his sophomore and junior seasons, earning area player of the year recognition following the 2011 campaign. However, Lee missed most of his senior year with a knee injury.

Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota and Virginia Tech also extended scholarship offers to the 5-foot-9, 180-pound prospect. Clemson and South Carolina showed interest.

ESPN calls Lee, "a quick hitting zone runner who displays the patience to find a seam and burst to daylight. Possesses a solid, compact build with good playing strength. Speed is good but is a bit of a short stepper hindering his top end speed to be a consistent threat to score."

Including their midyear additions, the Volunteers have 19 player on board for 2013.