Lewis Considering Redhawks

Miami's recruiting staff has impressed fans with their ability to recruit across Ohio and the South this fall, but their latest target is one of Michigan's best running backs. Muskegon High's three star standout Juwan Lewis will be visiting Oxford this month and has the RedHawks in his top two.

At 5'11, 210 lbs., Juwan Lewis may look like most of the talented running backs across the country, but there is certainly more to this recruit than what meets the eye. "I have matured a lot over the last year and that has really changed what I am looking for in a football program," said Lewis. Before he racked up 1,500 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns his senior year, Lewis "took on a lot of adversity" after a family injury this summer. "I really matured on and off the field. That made me a much more aggressive and physical running back, but also a better leader," he said.

The team captain averaged over 6 yards per carry and was noticed by programs across the Midwest. "I have offers from Miami, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Western Michigan and Buffalo," Lewis said. Ranked as a top 20 player and top 3 running back in the state, Lewis also made official visits to Michigan.

With less than a month before Signing Day, Lewis is whittling down his list. "One of the most important things to me is academics. Miami is very serious about academics and seems very dedicated to making sure my future is as bright as it can be," he said. Because of that, Juwan Lewis will be visiting Oxford on January 20th after a stop in Ypsilanti, Michigan the week before to visit Eastern Michigan.

He won't give any hints about his college choice until he announces his decision on February 1st, but he definitely has enjoyed the attention from Miami. "The coaching staff really sticks out to me. They really care about my future and showed that when they came to visit," he added. For now, fans can only hope that he enjoys his campus visit enough to become the latest three star recruit in Miami's 2012 recruiting class.

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