William Lewis off to great senior season

6-foot-4, 205-pound Scott County receiver William Lewis is off to a great senior campaign and is receiving increased interest because of his play through four games.

As a junior at Scott County High School William Lewis pulled in 23 catches for 325 yards, so prior to the start of his final year of high school play the tall receiver set a goal of breaking the school's single-season receptions record.

"My goal is to break the school record for catches which is 74," Lewis said in May. "My coach said we are going to throw the ball a little more, so I might be able to do it."

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound receiver is off to a good start and has even turned in a few solid outings on the defensive side of the ball as well.

"I have 19 receptions for 310 yards so far," explained Lewis who has helped Scott County start off with a 2-2 record. "I had 11 and 180 yards in the first game against St. X."

That opening game performance has drawn increased interest from a number of programs including Louisville, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Virginia and Pittsburgh.

"They all wanted game from that game," Lewis said, who has already made two unofficial visits this season. "I went to the Marshall - Troy State game and the next day I went to the Louisville - Kentucky game. Both were real nice."

With a scholarship offer in hand from Marshall, Lewis believes that his play on the field will bring more offers before the end of the season, including one from Louisville.

"I'm feeling pretty confident that they will [offer]," Lewis said. "I'll probably decide before the seasons over."

Continued impressive play in the Scott County secondary won't hurt his chances either.

"I played on defense for the first time against Clark County and had three interceptions in that game. In our last game against Lexington Catholic, their quarterback (Justin Burke) didn't throw at me the whole game."

As for a current list of favorites?

"Marshall, Louisville, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Pittsburgh and Virginia," said Lewis. "I'm really open though and don't have a clear top team."

Scott County will host Henry Clay on Friday night.

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