MONROE — Cameron Lewis gave himself a pretty special birthday present Thursday.
The four-star safety announced his commitment to LSU during a ceremony at Wossman High School. The gym was full of his friends and teammates, and the crowd erupted when he made it known he’d be a Tiger.
“It was my birthday, and I knew where I wanted to go,” Lewis said. So I just made it special and did it on my birthday…It feels real good. Everybody knows where I’m going now. They can stop trying to ask me.”
Lewis said he’s known for a while that LSU was where he wanted to play his college ball. The Tigers offered him in November and have made him one of their top priorities since.
He gave the LSU coaches the good news last week.
“Coach Miles and I had a talk,” Lewis said. “They were very excited. They’ve been trying to get me to commit since they offered me.”
Lewis hopes to be the next in LSU’s long line of storied defensive backs. It was a no brainer for him to commit to DBU.
“It’s a tradition,” he said. “Being a part of DBU, you become a real target for the NFL. So I’m ready… With the people they’re recruiting at my position, I have a good chance at playing early. I’m just ready to make some plays.”
Lewis could play either safety spot on the next level. LSU has a chance to load up at that position in the 2016 class, and Lewis is the first to claim his spot.
He and Corey Raymond have built a strong relationship over the last couple months, and he rattled off a long list of traits that the LSU coaches like about his game.
“I’m a leader,” Lewis said. “I’m explosive. I make plays with the ball in my hands, anywhere on the field basically…They say I can be the quarterback in the secondary. They like my ball skills, speed. I fit all that.”
Lewis was last in Baton Rouge for the “Boys from the Boot” junior day last month. He said he’ll return this weekend to watch practice and celebrate his big decision.
He calls Baton Rouge his second home, and he can’t wait to get back in Tiger Stadium. He recalled the Ole Miss game last year, which was the first he’d attended, and he definitely saw the atmosphere at its best.
“It was just a crazy atmosphere,” Lewis said. “The fans were crazy. They showed me a good time. It’s going to be crazy to play there.”
Now that Lewis is solid with his commitment, his next goal is to get others to join him. He has his eyes on a pair of fellow North Louisiana standouts in Rashard Lawrence and Devin White.
“Those are my boys,” Lewis said. “I talk to them trying to get them to come over there with me. We got to hold it down for Louisiana.”
Cameron Lewis celebrates BDay with LSU commit
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