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Arizona Wildcats recruit rushes for 324 yards in state playoff game

Mauriece Lee

Mauriece Lee runs for one of his four touchdowns vs. Scottsdale Chaparral. Photo by Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports

Arizona Wildcats recruit Mauriece Lee ran for 324 yards and four touchdowns Friday night to lead Tempe Marcos de Niza to a 49-36 victory over Scottsdale Chaparral in a state playoff game.

Lee is rated a three-star prospect by the major recruiting services.

Marcos de Niza advanced to a Division II semifinal against Ironwood Ridge, which won a regular-season meeting 35-27.

Lee (5-8, 185) has rushed for 1,385 yards and 21 touchdowns this season, averaging better than 9 yards per carry. He also entered Friday night’s game with 323 receiving yards and three scores.

Marcos de Niza wide receiver Paul Elvira also is committed to Arizona. He had two receiving touchdowns vs. Chaparral to give him 18 for the season.

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