Lightning Lewis

Sibley (LA) Lakeside 2014 athlete Chris "Lightning" Lewis could be on track to earn an offer at an upcoming camp. Get the details on that and more inside, including Lewis' thoughts on winning consecutive state titles in the 2A 100 meter dash. What's he have to say about a potential three-peat?

As Chris Lewis continues to look for offer No. 1, there's no disputing his athletic ability.

The 5-9, 185-pound speedster captured the outdoor title in the 100 meters in the last two Class 2A state track and field meets.

This spring, Lewis finished ahead of a pack of formidable sprinters that included Tulane signees Sherman Badie and Richard Allen from national champ John Curtis; Loreauville 2015 WR Rhashid Bonnette, who was crowned fastest man at Mississippi State's June camp; and North Webster 2016 RB Devin White (LSU offer).

"Winning state this year was like a goal-setting year for me," Lewis said. "I remembered how last year I didn't run the time I wanted to run...I wanted to break the record, which was 10.53, and I came to state with that mind-set this year.

"When I looked and saw the top time was my 10.46, I was surprised. There was a little tail-wind behind my back but I was happy."

Lewis wants to run a 10.2 in the 2014 state meet.

As a junior, Lewis totaled 1,700 yards rushing and 200 receiving and scored a total of nearly 30 touchdowns.

Despite his lengthy accomplishments Lewis continues to seek his initial offer.

"I believe with all my heart that Louisiana Tech will offer on 21st," he said. "I'm up here by Tech - only 30 minutes away - and they're showing a lot of attention.

"I'm not even participating in summer track this year so I can focus on football. We got (2014 WR) Maurice Moore back from Glenbrook Academy, and that's a blessing from the Lord, because we've been playing football together since seventh grade. When Maurice left I was heartbroken."

Lewis says Tech likes his versatility, and the comparisons to former Bulldog handyman Phillip Livas are inevitable if Lewis signs with Tech.

"They want me for running back/wide receiver," he said. "I'm like Tavon Austin, the way I play ball. I'm not like a big, 210-to-220-pound LSU running back."

Lewis and Moore could spark Lakeside to its deepest playoff run ever.

Lewis said he wants to dominate as many opponents as possible and bring his squad well past the second round (Lakeside's best-ever finish).

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