Mammoth 2018 OT Nick Lewis Will Not Rush Into a College Decision

Nick Lewis, the 25th-ranked offensive tackle in the South, dishes out the flurry of schools currently pushing for him the hardest.

Nick Lewis does not plan to reveal his collegiate decision anytime soon, but the eye-popping figure admits a handful of schools are really going all in by recruiting him the hardest.

Lewis, a three-star junior at Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles who is labeled as the nation's 73rd-ranked offensive tackle, tips the scales at a massive 6-foot-8, 348 pounds.

"Well, Missouri, Iowa State, Washington State and Toledo are really all recruiting me hard, but I don't have any favorite yet," Lewis said. "I thank God every day for blessing me and my family with an opportunity to have a bright future.

"I'll definitely take advantage of the blessing and pick the right college that can get me to the next level. FAU and ECU are recruiting me hard, too."

Coach Barry Odom and Mizzou took a chance on Lewis before anyone else, and also rolled out the red carpet for a visit just earlier this offseason.

"Mizzou caught my eye a little bit being that it's in the SEC," Lewis said. "The coaches there are great and really know how to upgrade my game on the field. When I went on my visit, (offensive line) coach (Glen) Elarbee showed me what he liked about my film and where I needed to improve.

"He showed me some guys he coached that started like me and ended up in the NFL, but right now I'm just enjoying the process and focusing on how I can make my team and myself better."

From entering the huddle as early as his freshman year to getting a taste of something new thousands of miles across the country, Lewis says everything he is hearing from Washington State's staff is music to his ears.

"What I like about Washington State is that they are in the Pac-12, which is where I see myself playing," Lewis said. "I also think I have a great chance of starting my freshman year. The coaches have been on me a lot.

"They said they love me, my size, and can see me walk across that stage if I come to their school."

Lewis is also labeled as the 25th-ranked offensive tackle in the South and 11th-ranked offensive tackle in Florida.

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