Lewis Should Have A Big Month

With the May Evaluation Period in high gear defensive end <B>Aaron Lewis</B> should have a very busy and exciting few weeks. He could be on the verge of some major scholarship offers.

Aaron Lewis is an impressive defensive lineman on film. The senior to be from Albuquerque (N.M.) La Cueva High School is now 6-4 and 262 pounds and he runs consistently in the 4.6 range. Last year as a junior he had a stellar season, racking up 89 tackles, 25 1/2 sacks (state record), five passes broken up, two blocked punts, one blocked field goal, and two fumble recoveries. These are impressive numbers for anyone, especially for a guy that gets double teamed on a consistent basis.

"I think I have good speed and strength," said Lewis. "I take on the OLs. I love it when they send two sometimes three guys my way and I still make the play. That really hypes me up."

Lewis is an outstanding defensive line prospect that could play strong-side defensive end or defensive tackle at the next level. He has a great first step, good quickness, a super motor and great size. Lewis can bull rush you and has some nice moves. He uses his hands well and defeats blocks very quickly. Lewis appears to be a super pass rusher and also plays the run extremely well. He moves well laterally and is very quick to the ball once he reads and reacts. Lewis has great footwork and would make an outstanding offensive lineman one day if defense didn't work out for him. But for now, he is set on playing one position.

"I want to stay at defensive end. People see me at 260 or so pounds and they think I can't run like I do. But when you see me up close I have a lot more muscle than fat. I have huge legs and a big butt so my weight is a little deceptive."

And so is his speed.

Thus far, Lewis has one scholarship offer from New Mexico. But with the May Evaluation period now upon us things should pick up very nicely for Mr. Lewis.

"This is exciting and I hope things go well. Right now, I am open and I like Notre Dame. I am looking at playing time, the defensive ends these schools have, the coaching staffs and my major (engineering or business)."

Lewis plans on camping at FSU this summer. He would attend more camps but he has two family weddings to attend during the camp season. So to make up for that he plans on going out and making some unofficial visits to such schools as Texas, Georgia Tech, Alabama and others.

Lewis, who bench presses 310 pounds, squats 435 and power cleans 295, is also an accomplished track and field athlete. Last year he placed second in state in both the shot put and discuss. He also carries a 3.0 GPA and has scored a 21 on the ACT.

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