Fitting In

Florida State signed a quality pair of tailbacks in <b>Jamaal Edwards</b> and <b>Lamar Lewis.</b> Their nice play this preseason has raised eyebrows. Lewis, for one, is comfortable in his new surroundings. He starred at Jacksonville Trinity Christian, where he was the program's career rushing leader and helped lead it to consecutive Class A state titles. Click here for an update on Lewis' progress in his new surroundings.

Florida State freshman tailback Lamar Lewis has been busy this preseason, learning plays and showing off his skills when given the opportunity.

He's also kept a close eye on veterans Leon Washington and Lorenzo Booker.

"It has been going good -- I've been learning a lot of plays and watching Leon and Booker hitting the holes. I am learning from them and trying to find the right holes," Lewis said.

Lewis, a 5-foot-9, 190-pounder, says the leap from high schol to college has been long and high.

"It's a lot different because guys are bigger than me and some are faster than me, so I have to hit the right holes and make the right choices, or I am going to get hit real hard," Lewis said and smiled.

Lewis also is hoping to contribute on special teams. He's listed third on the depth chart on kickoff return. Plus, Lewis attended summer school, so he's also comfortable with his new surroundings.

And, it goes without saying, Lewis is impressed by the Seminoles' overall talent.

"There's so much skill. You have linemen, receivers, quarterbacks, receivers...we have a lot of good players and I really think we have a good chance of winning the national championship this season," Lewis said.


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