A dream come true for Lewis

Xavier Lewis has known all along that he'd wind up at LSU, and Monday night me made it official. In this update, he talks about what led to that decision and which fellow prospect is at the top the of list to recruit.

Xavier Lewis has known for quite some time that LSU would be where he wound up, and Monday night he made it official.

He and close friend Nicholas Brossette made their commitments together. Brossette took a short trip to the facility, then put Lewis on the phone so he could give the coaches his pledge.

"He was going up there anyway," Lewis said. "And I was like ‘Well if you're going up there, I might as well do it too.' I just told him to call me when he got there and I told Coach Miles. They were really excited."

Lewis and Brossette became the second and third members of the 2015 class. Lewis said his teammates and classmates greeted him at school Tuesday with definite approval of his college decision.

"Everybody at my school loves LSU," Lewis said. "They always wanted me to commit, even before I got the offer. I just love the LSU fan base. They're so behind you through everything. I wanted to be a part of that…I'm just ready to be a Tiger."

For these two childhood friends, Lewis said it's the beginning of what will be special years ahead.

"It's a step in the right direction," Lewis said. "We got to get through high school first. We'll officially be Tigers when we sign that Letter of Intent, but we're going to do great things at LSU."

Lewis' recruiting process really heated up this spring and into the summer. He added early offers from schools like Arizona State and UCLA, then camped at LSU in June. But a minor injury prevented him from working out to his fullest, so he returned again in July.

It didn't take long for the coaches to offer him after that, and less than two months later, he's a member of LSU's class.

"I took a bunch of visits and I didn't feel as comfortable with the other coaches," Lewis said. "When I went back to LSU, it felt like home. They really wanted me. One of my coaches told me to go somewhere they're excited to have me. At camp, Coach Miles pulled me to side and said how excited he was to have me, and that's when I knew that's where I needed to be."

Lewis becomes the second CB already in LSU's 2015 class, joining the nation's best at the position, Kevin Toliver.

"That's a scary sight," Lewis said of teaming up with Toliver. "We're really going to be DBU when we get there."

Lewis is one of the more personable prospects in Louisiana's 2015 class. That makes him a perfect candidate to lead the early recruiting charge, and he has one of the state's best on his radar.

"You know I will," Lewis said. "First I'm going to get [Warren Easton WR] Tyron Johnson. It's all about Tyron Johnson. We've gone against each other many times at camps."

The 6-foot, 180-pound CB didn't crack the Top 300 of Scout's initial rankings, but plenty of accolades will come his way during this coming season. Clocked with a 4.5-second 40-yard dash, Lewis is considered one of the state's top DBs.

Now with his decision already behind him, he can focus on improving his own ability and winning games at East St. John.

"I want to be more productive on the field, more than I was my sophomore year," Lewis said. "I want to make more plays to help my team win. I want to be more of a leader on and off the field to help get my team to a championship."

So what's Lewis' favorite thing about the Tigers?

"I just like LSU," he laughed. "We're starting out strong. I'm ready to start recruiting and get some commits. By February 2015, we're going to have a solid class."

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