Jourdan Lewis proving himself in San Antonio

Michigan four-star cornerback Jourdan Lewis had an outstanding practice on Tuesday. GBW caught up with Lewis, as he talked about his performance, being a lockdown corner, his recruitment of Derrick Green, bonding with future teammates and more.***Full video Interview Posted Below***

Detroit Cass Tech standout Jourdan Lewis came to the US Army All-American Bowl week with a agenda on his mind--to prove he's an elite cornerback.

After back-to-back pass break ups on taller West-Team wide receivers in Tuesday's practice, which one led to an interception by his teammate, it's safe to say the skeptics have been answered by the 5-foot-10, 165-pound future Wolverine.

"They tried to pick on me cause I was kind of small or something," Lewis told GoBlueWolverine. "You know, I just had to come out here and prove myself. Which I did."

Lewis, who is rated a four-star cornerback in the latest rankings, said he knew the offense was going to try to throw to his side of the field and he wasn't going to let that happen.

"I already know what they're trying to do," Lewis explained. "You know, I just got to try to defend it at my best ability. It's obviously working."

After such a great performance on day-two of practice, Lewis said he proved he's an elite corner that can be left out on a island.

"That's exactly what I want to be. All I want to be is a true cover corner," said Lewis.

Recruiting Green

It's no secret that Michigan covets No. 2 running back Derrick Green. The Virginia native is playing on the East-Team this week, but that hasn't stopped Lewis from putting his recruiting pitch on Green to join him in Ann Arbor next fall: "We just hanging (out.) He's just a cool person. We just kicking it. Every time we get some free time together I am always in his ear, ‘Go Blue!' And he seems like he is having fun with it."

Lewis said he likes Michigan's odds in the recruiting battle for Green.

"Definitely, betting man, yes. I would put my money on it," Lewis said with a chuckle.

Fellow Maize and Blue commits Jake Butt, Dymonte Thomas, and Chris Fox are also taking part in this week's festivities. Lewis said he's using this time to get to know his future college teammates.

" It's always good to know the guys you're about to play with all your four years, your five years while you at college," Lewis said. "But these guys are just great. They seem to just have fun with me and we just have fun together."

As far as his next plan of action before Michigan, Lewis said he will run track and workout before heading off to school.

"Just training, getting in shape, lefts some weights and that's pretty much it for me right now."

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