Everything Was Just Amazing

Palm Beach Lakes High School defensive tackle Jeremy Lewis (6'3, 275, 5.0) took in all of the sights and sounds this past weekend during his official visit to LSU. Lewis recently gave his verbal commitment to Miami, but says that will not stop him from looking at his other top schools.

Jeremy Lewis

"My visit to LSU was very nice," Lewis stated. "Baton Rouge had a good environment, good fans and the atmosphere was incredible."


When asked to rank his visit on a scale from 1-10, Lewis responded, "If I could rank it off of the scale I would. Everything was just amazing."


The Florida product said he got to see everything LSU had to offer and it was all he could ask for.


"I was impressed with the facilities," Lewis explained. "I looked at the weight room, the academic facilities, the buildings around campus and I also got to take in the environment as a whole around the campus. It was really nice."


Aside from his grand tour, Lewis also spent some time with the LSU coaching staff.


"The coaches didn't really talk to me too much about my verbal commitment to Miami," Lewis said. "They said a lot of good things about the school and they showed a lot of interest in me not only as a player, but as a person and that meant a lot to me.


"We also talked about their defense and their style," Lewis added. "I like their defense a lot. They are aggressive, fast-paced and quick. I could definitely fit in on that defensive line."


On record Lewis is listed as a verbal to Miami, but he claims to still be open to hearing what other schools have to offer him.


"I am still a verbal to Miami, but this visit made me rethink a lot of things," said Lewis. "It may have even altered my feelings a little."


Lewis is a Florida native, so how important is it to him to stay close to home?


"It is really not a concern for me," Lewis answered. "There was something a coach from Tennessee said to me that has stuck with me ever since. He said most kids want to make it to the NFL, but what are the chances that if they would make it to the league that they would be playing for a team in their hometown. He said being in a different environment during your college career could prep you up a little for the NFL. It will expose you to different things that will benefit you later in life and I agree with that."


Since his visit to LSU, Lewis is back to grinding out the remainder of his senior year.


"I am doing good in school and we've been working hard as a team," Lewis said. "I play hard everyday at practice and during every game.


"There are a lot of good players out there that I have respect for," Lewis said. "My best quality though would be my willingness to learn. I feel like I am a quick learner and a hard worker. I know there is still a lot for me to learn and I have a lot of respect for my coaches and I try to take in everything they tell me. And everyday I try to keep God in my life. That is also very important to me."


Note: Lewis said he still has plans on visiting Florida, Clemson and Miami before signing day. The 3-star tackle finished his junior season with 50 tackles and eight sacks. He's only played one year of organized football.

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