October 19, 2008

Lewis likes what he sees in TCU

Lancaster, Texas is home to several D-1 prospects for the 2009 class including one of the nation's top corners, Kerry Lewis. Although his team got off to a slow start going 1-3, they have reeled off three consecutive wins and are in a tie for the district 15-4A lead at 3-0.

"We're undefeated in district," Lewis said. "We're doing real good, the offense and defense are starting to click now. We're gelling together at the right time, we just need to win district and take it to the playoffs and hopefully win us a state title. We're looking real good."

Lewis has four interceptions (leads team), 2 forced fumbles, and one punt return for a score on the year. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound corner is getting looks from programs all over the country with offers from Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Vanderbilt and Tulsa to name a few.

Others schools are showing increased interest but have yet to offer.

"I'm getting interest from Minnesota, Fresno State, Auburn, Iowa State, those are the schools that have come on strong lately."

Among the factors Lewis has a high priority on is academics and coaching. Those two factors will have a big influence as he narrows down his list of schools.

"Academics is one of my top priorities," he said. "I'm also looking at the coaching relationship, will I fit in. Playing early will effect it just a little bit. Location doesn't matter.

Although he's yet to name a sure-fire favorite, Lewis said a month ago that TCU is a school that has peaked his interest. Is that still the same a month later?

"Yes sir," Lewis said. "I like them because I've talked to Coach Jennings and met Coach Patterson and from what I've seen with their players their hands on and I like that. I also like their style of defense and from the games that I've seen them play I feel that I fit in football wise.

"They've shown a lot of interest. I think they've offered, but I haven't seen the paper work. Sometimes people say they've offered but then you don't see the paper. TCU is one of my top schools. I don't really have a top five, I'm still debating."

One of the games Lewis has caught on television for the Frogs was last week's 32-7 win over #9 BYU. Needless to say, Lewis came away very impressed.

"Yes I did watch them last week," he said. "They played very well, everyone was hyped up about how good BYU was suppose to be. But the defense showed up and caused a lot of turnovers, they flew around the ball and hit. They played real good in that game."

So far Lewis has a visit set up for Vanderbilt and one in the works for Minnesota. Lewis says based on the proximity to TCU, he likely won't make it an official visit.

"I probably won't make it an official visit because it's(TCU) so close. But, I would like to go to the school. They're really at the top, if I just had to boil it down for schools under consideration."

Lancaster has a much anticipated match up this week with district co-leader West Mesquite.

"We've been waiting on this game," Lewis said.

Lewis is rated as the 36th corner prospect in the latest Rivals.com rankings.

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