April 28, 2008

Texas Safety standout holds two offers

FORT WORTH, Texas - Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Texas has a secondary that could rival some of the college programs in the state. Cornerbacks Phillip Harvey and DeMontre Hurst will both be highly recruited and hold offers already. Behind them, Kerry Lewis is a safety with two big offers early and he put on a strong performance at the recent NIKE Camp at TCU.

Lewis, a 5-foot-10 175-pounder showed good feet and very good coverage in his Saturday performance and came away happy with the way things went.

"It went pretty good," Lewis said on Saturday. "In the one-on-ones I did pretty good. In the drills I think I did fairly well. I just wanted to learn everything that you guys were teaching me like the new drills that I could take back to school. And I just wanted to just compete and see where I stood with the receivers and how good I was against them."

The wide receiver group was a very deep and talented group and served as a good measuring stick for Lewis who looked the part in coverage and in agility drills. Among a group of defensive backs that was also one of the best of the 2008 camp circuit, Lewis more than held his own.

"I think I did pretty good against the receivers," he said. "I pretty much shut them down. I think they caught a couple ball son me but that's pretty much it."

The offseason for Lewis has been spent primarily in the weight room and on the track where he runs a sub-50 second 400 meters. He has had time to receive two major scholarship offers and he has been receiving quite a bit of attention from college coaches.

"Oregon and Iowa have offered and that's it," he said. "Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Alabama and Tulsa have all been showing me interest. I like Oregon and Iowa. This summer I think I'm going to go up and visit both of them."

As he begins to take a closer look at the schools that are recruiting him, Lewis will keep two factors in mind.

"I'll look for tradition and good coaching relationships with the players."

All three of the highly-recruited defensive backs from Lancaster are being recruited by some similar schools, most notably Iowa. Lewis has said that the three of them have talked about playing in the same secondary in college but to this point they are all just looking around.


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