Lee's agent likens him to Jerome Pathon, who went from Acadia to the Washington Huskies in the Pac-10 (when Washington), to a long NFL receiving career. At the very least, though, he's got a chance to be the first Canadian since Sean Millington to be a 1,000-yard rusher in the CFL.
"(Lee) took an entire semester away from Bishop's, flew to San Diego, and began training at the Rep 1 sports facility with NCAA collegians preparing for the intense scrutiny of the NFL combine. Rep 1, an athlete representation group based in Irvine, Calif., counts Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger among its clients.It's still hard to believe that Lee wasn't a hotly sought-after player coming out of high school. What town is Leroy Blugh from, by the way? It has been mentioned here once already today.
" 'I don't know many other Canadians who have done that, personally,' says Lee, a two-time CIS rushing leader. 'I just feel it's a great opportunity. I want to take advantage of it and strike while the iron's hot. I'm a very hard worker. No matter where I end up, I'll make an impact there.' "
" ... At the start, Jamall was a breakaway threat for the small, liberal arts university in Quebec's Eastern Townships. But not with the football. Lee simply wanted to run away.
" 'It was very, very hard at first,' he says. 'I missed my family. I flew back home a few times. But I matured. Coach Blugh basically turned me into a man. I'm not the greatest student and he set up tutors for me to get some help.' "
Lee trained with NCAA players to prepare for CFL camp; Serious about being noticed (Mike Beamish, Vancouver Sun)