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In this first of an on-going summer series, TheTerritory updates Florida State fans on members of the Seminoles' 2004 recruiting class. First up is tailback <b>Lamar Lewis</b> of Jacksonville Trinity Christian. Lewis, who has recovered from a hamstring injury, is scheduled to report to Tallahassee on June 20.

Honestly, Lamar Lewis doesn't know where the time has gone.

It only seemed like yesterday Lewis, of Jacksonville Trinity Christian, helped lead the Conquerors to the Class 1A state title over Fort Meade 17-7.

Lewis, a 5-foot-8, 175-pound tailback/cornerback fulfilled a childhood dream in February when he signed with Florida State.

Recently graduated, Lewis is counting down the days to June 20, when he is scheduled to arrive in Tallahassee. While his living arrangements haven't been finalized -- incomnig freshman are required to live at Burt Reynolds Hall -- Lewis has discussed sharing rooms with fellow FSU signee Tony Carter, also of Jacksonville.

"Everything has gone by so quickly," Lewis told TheTerritory Tuesday afternoon. "It's really amazing and it hasn't hit me yet. I am sure it will when I get to Tallahassee."

Lewis, the Conquerors' all-time career rushing leader with more than 5,300 yards, says he's fully recovered from a right hamstring injury suffered at the 1A state track meet in Gainesville recently.

Lewis, who ran the 100 meters, 4 X 400 and 4 X 100 for the Conquerors, has been following a weightlifting plan sent by the Seminoles. Lewis is working out in the mornings -- he's squatting 415 pounds -- and running each afternoon.

Lewis also said he's not looking to redshirt his freshman season. Lewis last visited FSU for the Seminoles' spring game. He also has remained in contact with FSU tailback Leon Washington, also from Jacksonville but said the two haven't chatted recently.

Lewis' goal remains the same -- to play tailback at FSU even though he was a two-way standout for Trinity Christian.

"I am feeling good -- I am really excited to get over to FSU," Lewis said.

"I've been lifing in the morning an running every afternoon, just trying to get ready. I've rehabbed (hamstring) about a month and it's back to normal. I am good to go."


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