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Dillon's Lee weighing options, won't be headed to Tennessee

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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:15 pm | Updated: 5:08 pm, Fri Jul 26, 2013.

Former Dillon running back Jabo Lee will not be headed to Tennessee to play football.

“Well Sorry Vol fans I won't be in the orange. God works in mysterious ways. It happen for a reason,” Lee posted on his Twitter account Wednesday night.

Lee told the Morning News on Thursday and didn’t disclose the exact reason for not going to Tennessee, but said it wasn’t because he didn’t qualify and said it might have been because of a knee injury which sidelined him most of last season.

Lee would have probably redshirted this year.

Lee committed to Tennessee just two days before National Signing Day in February after giving a verbal commitment to East Carolina earlier in the summer.

Tenneessee running backs coach Jay Graham made a late push for Lee and visited him at Dillon two days before he committed to the Vols. But Graham left Tennessee to join the coaching staff at Florida State less than a month later.

Lee said some schools have shown interest, including Temple, and made it clear he is going to go to a four-year school and not a junior college.

“I qualified for any Division I school,” Lee said. “Temple is showing me all the reasons I should come there. This is just the beginning and everything is good. It is no sweat all.”

Lee played sparingly in the Wildcats run to the Class 2A Division I state championship last season.

Before that, he was one of the top backs in the state and rushed for 1,557 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior.

As a sophomore, he set the school’s TD mark with 30 and finished his career with more than 4,200 yards on the ground and 5,300 yards from scrimmage.

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