So where was Mel Kiper Jr. Monday night, ready to announce “The Los Angeles Dodgers just don’t understand the draft”? Assistant GM Logan White hopefully described first-round pick Zach Lee as “a very good quarterback, but an outstanding pitcher“, which is encouraging news for persons hoping Frank McCourt can purchase an expansion NFL franchise with whatever change he can find under his car seats. For those living on Planet Earth, however, the strong possibility Lee might play football at LSU has them wondering if the fiscally-challenged Dodgers intentionally drafted a player they knew they’d never sign. Keep in mind, Los Angeles passed on RHP Stetson Allie and IF Nick Castellanos in favor of Lee, whose selection came a day prior to this stirring testimonial from LSU head football coach Les Miles ;
According to an LSU athletic department news release, Lee is scheduled to attend class on Wednesday and begin LSU’s summer conditioning program on Wednesday too.
“[Lee] wants to come to LSU, get a degree and play football and baseball for the Tigers,” LSU football coach Les Miles said in the release. “I met with Zach and his parents today and I think that they are looking at LSU as a great opportunity both academically and athletically. Zach is an outstanding student and he’s excited about the college experience.”