JC Cornerback Pledges to Sun Devils

On Thursday, during a home visit by the ASU coaches, 6-0 186 Cerritos cornerback LeQuan Lewis indicated that he will most likely commit to the maroon and gold during his visit this weekend. On Sunday, and true to his word, he became the latest member of ASU's 2009 recruiting class. Devils Digest talked to Lewis on Sunday evening about his decision.

LeQuan Lewis has been pursued by Arizona State since the spring, and in previous interviews commended the recruiting approach of Coach Lubick. The strong vibe he got from the Sun Devils led him to visit Tempe and needless to say it was time well spent.

"I had a great visit," said Lewis. "Rodney Cox was my host and he showed me around. I toured the campus, ate a lot (laughs), I just had a great time on eth weekend."

"The thing that most impressed me was the coaches. The coaching staff is really cool. That was real nice."

The ASU coaches were naturally excited when Lewis, a mid-year transfer, made his commitment "official" as he visited with head coach Dennis Erickson at the end of his trip.

"They were real happy that I committed here," he said. "They said I could really help the team at corner and on special teams."

Lewis was clocked at a 4.29 in the 40-yard dash last spring. As a sophomore he collected three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and averaged 31.3 yards per kickoff with one of them going for a score as well.

The corner was sixth on his team in total tackles with 53 tackles; he paced the team in pass breakups with six and two blocked kicks.

Cerritos ended the year 7-4 and lost in the Golden Empire Bowl.

Lewis described himself in a previous interview a "good lock down corner…my speed and change of direction are my strong points. I do a good job with my footwork, but I can always improve on that."

Kansas was the only other school seriously recruiting Lewis.

The cornerback is on track to graduate in December and will have three years to play two. He will fax his letter of Intent on Wednesday and enroll at ASU in the spring.

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