Ranked No. 29 at his position, Lewis rejoined the Tigers’ 2015 class after dropping his original commitment in February. LSU never stopped recruiting him though and held off a big charge from Texas to secure the commitment from one of the state’s top prospects.
Lewis becomes LSU’s third defensive back commit and the second corner, joining four-star safety Kevin Henry and CB Kevin Toliver, a five-star ranked No. 1 at his position. That foundation alone should have LSU fans salivating for the future, particularly the two corners.
By the time this 2015 class arrives on campus, LSU’s superstar young corners — Tre’Davious White and Rashard Robinson — will be entering their third, and possibly final, season with the Tigers. It would be time to start looking for the next great LSU corners, and both Lewis and Toliver have that potential to take over the reins.
Lewis is certainly a tremendous athlete. He lines up at several skill positions for East St. John, and that skill set suits him well as a corner. He’s physical at the line and can stick on the receiver’s hip as well as any prospect out there. He recovers well and makes up ground. At his size, he has all the makings of an elite corner on the next level.
Lewis is also one of the more popular recruits in the state, having close relationships with several other top prospects. He plays on the same 7-on-7 team with guys like Tyron Johnson, Donte Jackson and Deshawn Raymond, all big-time LSU targets that Lewis will encourage to join him in Baton Rouge.
With Lewis 100 percent firm in his commitment — he said he won’t take officials anywhere else — the Tigers pick up another big recruiter in the class that should serve as a magnet for others. Here’s reaction from LSU commits Maea Teuhema and Blake Ferguson, plus current QB Brandon Harris:
Welcome back to the fam bro @_ImKing— Blake Ferguson (@thefergsnapper) July 9, 2014
#geauxtigers welcome back bro!!— bharris (@bharrisqb1) July 9, 2014
Now where do the Tigers go from here?
LSU still has several big-time defensive backs on their board to add to the stellar class they’ve already assembled. Donte Jackson and Deshawn Raymond are the two in-state names on which to keep a close eye. Jackson still has Georgia on top with the Tigers right there, and most feel Raymond could pop at any time.
There are also some out-of-state DBs like Kendall Sheffield, Jamal Peters and Roney Elam that LSU has already hosted on visits, with hopes they’ll be in contention for a commitment.
So with Lewis now on board, the Tigers don’t appear ready to let off the throttle any time soon, and 2015 should be another very big year for LSU’s recruitment of the secondary.