ECU Hosts 2016 QB

2016 East Carteret (Beaufort, NC) pro-style quarterback Brennan Lewis visited East Carolina last week and hopes to land an offer from the Pirates. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the experience and ECU being one of his top schools.

Recruiting has started to pick up for three-sport athlete Brennan Lewis from East Carteret High School in Beaufort, North Carolina. Whether it’s basketball, baseball, or football, Lewis made an impact for his team on the field and as a result more college programs are showing interest.

Football is the sport he is receiving the most interest from college coaches about, and for good reason. As a junior signal-caller, Lewis threw for 1,651 yards with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, he also saw time running the ball and played punter.

“Recruiting is picking up and it’s a great feeling,” said the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Lewis. “I visited UNC Chapel Hill, ECU, and Elon recently.”

Lewis is a versatile football player and although he has yet to pick up that first elusive Division I football offer, there are programs interested. Next to the three schools he named above are N.C. State and Old Dominion, both of which have also expressed interest in his abilities.

Last Wednesday, April 8, Lewis stopped by ECU for an unofficial visit in order to watch spring practice and check out the school.

“Touring (ECU’s) campus was great,” he said. “Seeing all of the people around convinced me it’s a good school. The coaches were great and it’s definitely a top choice of mine.”

The relationship between the two sides is still young, but all signs point to it getting stronger with time.

Lewis’ highlight tape shows his ability to make any throw on the field. His arm strength allows him to make the deep ball look easy and the short to intermediate throws appear easy as well.

Moving forward, Lewis could boost his recruitment if he improves on his completion percentage. He plans to work hard this offseason to address the parts of his game that need fine-tuning.

As of right now, Lewis is on ECU’s radar and the Pirates are on his mind.

“It would be great if (ECU) offered,” said Lewis. “I love the school and the atmosphere at the games. If I keep working and get more exposure hopefully that offer will come.”


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