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Football: Chaminade's Donovan Lee shows big-play ability [Video]

April 27, 2013 |  1:46 pm

Don't feel any sympathy for Chaminade now that the Eagles will be losing to graduation running back Terrell Newby (Nebraska signee).

Donovan Lee is ready to step in, as he showed on Saturday during a seven on seven passing competition with Westlake, Narbonne and Santa Maria St. Joseph. When the Eagles need a big play, Lee delivers.

Coach Ed Croson is almost certain to use him in a variety of ways besides having him carry the ball. Quarterback Brad Kaaya had his good moments but still can get better, and that's why colleges will be excited.

Among the other impressive players:

Narbonne has a standout cornerback in sophomore to be Phillip Cathcart. He didn't play last season because he was academically ineligible, but he had an interception against Kaaya and will be one of the Gauchos' new defensive stars.

Westlake has a standout free safety in junior to be Jesse Cuccia. He's 6 feet 1, 180 pounds, has toughness and instincts.

Westlake's new quarterback is almost certain to be Malik Henry, a transfer from Oaks Christian who will be a sophomore in the fall. He has a good arm and should flourish on a team with lots of receivers.

There's another Lee brother at Chaminade, Dymond, a freshman receiver who's taller than Donovan and should be a terrific player over the next three seasons.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Correction: An earlier version of this blog had Phillip Cathcart as a junior to be. He will be a sophomore this fall.