Quick Hits with Haydrian Lewis

CUTigers.com takes a closer look at Clemson signee Haydrian Lewis in this report.

CB Haydrian Lewis
6-1, 175, 4.5
Stratford High School
Goose Creek, South Carolina
NR: 64 Rating: ***

The Stats: Haydrian Lewis finished his senior year at Stratford High Schoos with 65 total tackles, 14 passes broken up and five interceptions. Lewis, who was recruited to Clemson by Burton Burns, chose the Tigers over interest from South Carolina.

Strength: Lewis is a natural cornerback that loves to play the position. "You are on an island out there as a cornerback. You have to realize at any time you can be tested with the deep ball. I like having that kind of pressure on me," said the future Tiger. Lewis' experience in the defensive backfield should prove to be extremely valuable once he arrives on campus. He also possesses good speed and demonstrates good instincts on the field.

Why Clemson? "I just remember seeing Death Valley and seeing Clemson for the first time," said Lewis. "Wow. All I could say was wow. I had never seen a big stadium like that. I remember saying to myself, 'I wouldn't mind playing here. After I committed, there was never a doubt in my mind about where I wanted to go to college- it was Clemson. I can't wait to get there and run down the hill. Coach Bowden said they would play me at corner, which is my natural position. He also said they would give me a shot to return punts. That's great with me. I'm just look forward to playing."

Tidbit: Lewis as named a 2004 all-region, all-low country and all-state performer during his senior season as Stratford. He also was named a starter in the Shrine Bowl, and he led his team to the state championship game and a 13-2 record.

Coach Blackwell Says: "Haydrian performed really well at one of our summer time camps. He's a true cover corner and we are excited to have him coming to Clemson."

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