Lewis has first offer

Reserve (La.) East Saint John 2015 corner Xavier Lewis has been holding his first scholarship offer for nearly a year, and he's sure to add many more in the coming months. Go inside to hear about his substantial spring and summer travel schedule. Which colleges does he like and why? Read on for answers...

Tulane offered Xavier Lewis last summer at camp.

"They offered after the coaches watched me doing individual drills," the sophomore said. "The Tulane coaches already knew me. Coach Lionel Washington stays right next door to me in LaPlace."

Lewis is considered by many as the top defensive back in Louisiana's 2015 class, and he could challenge good friend Nicholas Brossette for the top overall spot.

"Nick and I are tight," he said. "I used to stay in Baton Rouge, and Nick and I dominated when we were together at Broadmoor.

"I'm camping this summer at LSU, for sure, and I plan on camping at Florida, Miami, USC and Tulane. Nick and I are going to Florida's camp together. I'll be at Miami earlier. On April 24th, I'm also going with the Louisiana Bootleggers to compete in a 7-on-7 tournament in Florida."

Lewis went into more detail about his recruitment.

"LSU is my favorite college right now," he said. "I'm keeping my options open. I'm really liking Florida and Miami. Coach Derek Lewis has been telling me that Florida has a good business program, and that's what I want to major in. He also said they have nice facilities; I want to go see for myself.

"I like Coach Raymond, Coach Wilson and Coach Miles at LSU. The first time I camped at LSU, we did 7v7 and I saw Coach Frank (Wilson) looking at me when I made an interception. (Brossette) and I talked with him and on the second or third day of camp, he called me back to talk with Coach Miles. They told me to keep doing what I'm doing and I might get an offer in the long run."

Lewis caught the eye of Raymond, who oversees the LSU secondary.

"Coach Raymond said I'm the type of corner they need," he recalled.

The 6-0, 180-pounder likes that East Saint John head coach Phillip Banko has connections with Miami.

Even though Lewis has caught the eye of several BCS programs, he says Tulane is in the mix.

"Oh yeah," he said, "I will consider Tulane. They are up-and-coming and will be very good in the next couple of years."

Lewis has a healthy dose of respect for Tulane defensive back Darion Monroe, an East Saint John product, as well as 2013 Green Wave signee Leonard Davis, who is also from ESJ.

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