NC State and Miami extended offers to Lewis last Friday to join the lengthy list of colleges hoping to ink one of the class of 2012's top prospects.
"Ty now has offers from NC State, Miami, Wake Forest, Baylor, Charlotte, Auburn, Virginia Tech, VCU, and Richmond," said Forsyth Country Day head coach Craig Dawson. "He had a very good year for us, and I think his early play this spring on the AAU circuit and at Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge has had a big impact on his recruitment.
"At the Carolina Challenge they put him up against some talented guys, and he performed extremely well. He then went up to Pittsburgh and won that event with his AAU team and college coaches have been coming by to watch our workouts. His recruitment has definitely picked up."
NC State assistant coach Monte Towe is handling the recruitment of Lewis for the Wolfpack. Last Tuesday he evaluated Lewis at an open workout and was obviously impressed with what he saw.
"Monte Towe came up on Tuesday to watch us work out," said coach Dawson. "He said he had a great deal of interest in Ty and has been watching him for a while. Then on Friday I spoke with coach Lowe over the phone and he offered Ty a scholarship.
"Coach Towe said he's seen him a lot and just loves his game. He loves the way Ty controls the game and gets everybody involved. Anytime praise like that comes from a coach who was a great player, an All-ACC player, a kid will definitely listen."
"It felt really good to get that offer from NC State," said Lewis. "They are an in-state school and really close to home. They are also in the ACC.
"But really, getting that offer was crazy. It lit up my day for sure. I was happy about it."
Listed at 5-foot-11 and 155 pounds, Lewis is a gifted playmaker who consistently gets the ball to his teammates in scoring position. His flashy style appeals to fans, and he always seems to make the right play.
"I think it's his basketball IQ and decision making with the ball," coach Dawson replied when asked what coaches like about Lewis. "They see him as a strong player in the open court or halfcourt."
"Schools basically like how well I control the team and my basketball IQ," Lewis stated. "They like that I bring the energy."
Lewis is in no hurry to make a decision and maintains that he is wide open.
"I don't really have a leader," he said. "I'm going to probably make my decision around this time next year."
Forsyth Country Day and Lewis will attend team camps at NC State and North Carolina. Lewis will also attend NC State's Elite Camp, the Nike Hoop Jamboree, the CP3 Elite Guard camp, the Under Armour Camp, and Pangos All-American Camp. He's playing this spring and summer on the AAU circuit with Team Loaded.