Canes going hard after 4-star OL

Taylor Lewan is a four-star offensive line prospect from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral and caught up with him to talk about the latest on the recruiting front.

"I'm still considering all 18 of the schools who have offered me," Taylor Lewan said. "I don't have a leader or anything like that and won't until I take all of my visits. I can't leave anyone off right now because I haven't had a chance to really narrow things down just yet. The only schools I've been to are USC for their camp, Minnesota for their camp, Arizona State, and U of A. I still have to see many other schools."

Lewan, 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds, has emerged as a big time offensive tackle prospect. He hasn't taken any official visits yet this year but is expected to take his first this week.

"I'm going up to Minnesota this weekend," he said. "My dad went there and walked on. I went up for their camp when I was a sophomore and they offered me. They've been recruiting me ever since and I'm looking forward to getting up there and checking it out again."

One of Lewan's more recent offers came from the University of Miami. He talked more about the Hurricanes.

"They're a great school," he said. "I just talked to Coach (Stoutland) the other day. We talk. I like him. He's real upbeat. I know Miami is the number one school for putting players into the NFL and I like that. I've never been there and I don't get to watch many of their games so I know very little about the school. Taking a visit there is definitely a possibility."

The talented offensive tackle prospect talked about some of the things he'll be looking for when it comes time to narrow his choices and ultimately make a final decision.

"The chance to play early will be important and getting a good education will be important," he said. "I don't mind the location. I don't care whether it's Arizona or Miami or wherever."

Lewan, a full academic qualifier, is in the middle of an excellent season. He's helped his team to the second round of the state playoffs in his first year playing on the offensive line. He had previously played on defense.

"We just won our first round game 51-7 and this week we're playing a team that we beat already," he said. "I've been playing only on offense and have had a good season so far."

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