August 13, 2007

Myron Lewis making an impact at corner

One of Vanderbilt's most heralded signees of 2006, Myron Lewis came to Nashville in the fall and immediately displayed the athletic ability that made him a all-state performer at Florida's Pompano Beach High and a possibility at several positions on the Commodore roster.

However, despite playing in 10 games as a true freshman, Lewis seemed to be a forgotton man to most Vanderbilt fans. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound first-year player was used primarily on special teams and occasionally as a reserve corner or safety.

That all changed earlier this year. Lewis emerged as one of the 'Dores more impressive cornerbacks during the 2007 spring practice period. Creating a number of turnovers as well as showing the ability to matchup against one of the nation's top receivers in Earl Bennett during practice, Lewis' ascent towards first team corner generated a buzz among the Commodore coaching staff and that has not stopped so far this fall.

Through the first week of the Commodores preseason football camp, Lewis has made a number of interceptions and key pass deflections while becoming one of the more dependable defensive backs on the roster.

"I feel very confident in myself as I've learned the defense more," Lewis told recently. "Even though I didn't play as much last year, I did get a feel of the defense and got to work against the receivers and everything.

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