LSU looking for another Rohan

One of LSU's most prolific passing attacks in the school's history was engineered by former Hialeah (Fla.) Miami Lakes standout and current New England Patriot quarterback Rohan Davey. The Tigers went into the Sunshine State and nabbed Davey several years back and now they are after another Miami Lakes signal caller in Thaddeus Lewis (6-1, 185, 4.7).

Last season, Lewis put up modest numbers with 1,237 yards passing and 12 touchdowns. He could have put up the mind boggling stats that some quarterbacks put up these days but his team runs first and passes second.

Some schools have talked about moving him to receiver or safety but he is emphatic about staying under center.

"I want to play quarterback," he said. "That is the only position I have played and that is where I feel like I am most dangerous."

Lewis has been sitting on offers from Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Duke and South Florida for about a month now but he recently added a new offer to his resume.

He received an official scholarship offer from Les Miles and the LSU Tigers via a Fed Ex delivery and that was something he definitely was not anticipating.

"I received it in the mail about two weeks ago," he said. "What shocked me was I had never talked to him or any of their coaches. They send me a lot of letters but that is it."

To this day, Lewis still has not spoken to an LSU coach but that does not mean he is not interested in the Tigers.

"I would like to get to meet the coaches and talk to them but it's been so busy," said Lewis. "In the scholarship offer it says to call the office between 11:30 and 1:30 during the day but I am always in class at that time."

One person he has recently spoken to is Davey to see what his experience at LSU was like.

"He said it was a good experience and he had some good times," Lewis said. "He was there under Nick Saban so he did not know much about coach Miles. He did say he enjoyed working with coach (Jimbo) Fisher though."

Lewis said he has never been to LSU and admits he does not know a lot about the school but he does know a little bit about LSU football.

"I like how they have a balanced offense," he said. "They have good running backs that open up the offense and they are always in the running for a championship. I know they like to throw the ball too."

Every indication Lewis has gotten from the many letters he has received from LSU coaches is that the Tigers are recruiting him as a quarterback. He is well aware that Ryan Perrilloux was a member of the 2005 signing class and he takes it as a compliment that Miles wants to bring him in for 2006.

"They signed the number one quarterback in the country last year so they must see something in me," said Lewis. "That makes me feel good right there."

Would he go as far as to say that LSU is his leader?

"I don't have a favorite right now because I want to focus on my senior season and keep all of my options open," he said. "But I will be keeping a close eye on LSU from here on out."

Lewis said he has the GPA and test score needed and projects as a full academic qualifier.

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