March 24, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Ma’kyi Lee

Ma’kyi Lee is a 6’6 300lbs five star offensive lineman from East Jefferson High School in Metairie, Louisiana. Lee is considered to be not only one of the best offensive linemen in Louisiana but also the nation, he is currently rated as the 9th ranked offensive lineman in the entire class of 2020. Lee rated out scoring perfect 10/10s that involves his height, weight, strength, hand technique, and footwork.

When did you start playing football and when did you start to love playing football?

I started to play football when I was five years old, and I played running back. I started to really get to love football when I was a sophomore in high school cause I finally started to get the feel of playing on Friday Nights.

What are some life lessons you have learned from playing football?

I’ve learned a lot of life lessons playing the game I love. The most important thing though is “ you get what you put in “. I have put in a lot of work to get to where I am today.

What kind of football player are you?

I am the aggressive type of offensive lineman. I like to use my size and strength to get my opponent on the ground for my backfield to score.

Who is your biggest motivator?

My biggest motivation is where I’m going in life. I’m 6’6 and it’s a mission for me to go to college and provide for my family.

What is the best game you have ever played in so far?

The best game that I’ve played in has to be against Bonnabel this past season. We were down 20-27, and we had a game tying touchdown catch, and we had to go for the 2pt conversion to win the game.

Do you have any hobbies outside of football?

I like to watch a lot of movies and play the game. If I’m not doing that I’m working out or studying.

What made you decide to be an offensive lineman?

I decided to be an offensive lineman because of my size and what my coach saw in me. He told me that I was a destined left tackle and how important an offensive lineman is. We are the strength and backbone of the offensive.

What is your greatest strength on the football field?

My biggest strength on the football field is using my size against people. I can my people off the ball with little effort.

What is a part of your game that you are trying to improve?

I have been trying to improve my feet, my footwork is good for high school but I have to get quicker feet to get to the next level. There are always things to improve on to get better at.

What are your goals for your senior year?

My goal for this year is to win a 5A State Championship, to be an All-American, and to be the #1 player in the state for 2020.