Phoebus tailback Tyree Lee, who broke his ankle on New Year's Eve in the Chesapeake Bowl, underwent successful surgery earlier this month and says he's "coming along pretty good."
Lee's surgeon told him that he should be 80 percent recovered by June, two months before pre-season football practice is to begin. Assuming he redshirts, Lee would have another year to get his ankle back to full strength.
Lee set an Eastern Region record by rushing for 2,540 yards last season and was named the Daily Press Offensive Player of the Year.
Lee remains the most high-profile uncommitted player on the Peninsula. He plans to visit Old Dominion, which so far is his only offer, this weekend.
The Phantoms have two players from last fall's Group AAA Division 5 championship team who have committed to Division I programs. Defensive end Daquan Romero and linebacker Caleb Taylor are expected to sign with Virginia on Feb. 2.
Phoebus defensive lineman Tevin Mcgougan, another first-team All-Peninsula District pick, committed over the weekend to Division II Chowan University in Murfreesboro, N.C.
Dave Johnson covers the Peninsula District for the Daily Press. His blog is at hrvarsity.com/insidethepdCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun