Lewis Buying Into Fedora's Plan

For the second time in ten days, Tyquan Lewis was in Chapel Hill for a North Carolina recruit event. On Saturday, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound defensive end from Tarboro (N.C.) attended the Tar Heels' Junior Day.

"The visit was lovely," Lewis said. "I spent a lot of time with Coach [Larry] Fedora."

While most of the junior day visitors were touring UNC's facilities, Lewis was in Fedora's office.

"[Fedora] talked to me about the offer and the position and things like that," Lewis said. "And he talked to me about the opportunity to play in my home state and how my mom could easily come back and forth to Chapel Hill. He just talked to me about the benefits. He told me about his plan and what he wants to do and what he envisions happening.

"It could happen and that's what I would want to be a part of. He just needs to get the players to contribute to his plan – that's the only thing that I see as the problem right now. I think he can get the players because he has all the 2013 players fired up. I don't know if he's going to land all of us, but he's probably going to get the best ones."

Missing the tour wasn't a big deal to Lewis, because he received one during a similar type visit to UNC on Feb. 8. One of the points of Lewis returning to Chapel Hill was to spend additional time with Fedora.

"Coach [Randy] Jordan invited us [to the junior day]," Lewis said. "And my mom, she likes it. And I kind of like it – I like Coach Fedora. I knew I could go spend time with him and get further details."

Early on, Clemson emerged as Lewis' favorite school. However, a month ago he decided to open his recruitment up completely and has maintained that stances ever since.

"I just [added] three offers this week, so I still have some time," Lewis said. "I'm just weighing my options."

Auburn, Connecticut, and South Carolina are the three schools that have recently offered Lewis. They join the likes of Clemson, Duke, Maryland, UNC, NC State, and Virginia Tech on his scholarship offer list.

On March 10, Lewis plans to attend LSU's Junior Day. Much sooner, he's considering Wake Forest's Junior Day this coming Saturday.

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