Lewis has Four Offers

<P>Lamar Lewis is a hot prospect after running a blistering 4.35 at the Nike Camp. The Jacksonville, FL--Trinity Christian high school star has heard from a lot of college coaches since he attended the camp. Have the Irish been in contact with this speedy tailback?

Lamar Lewis is 5-9, 185 pounds. He rushed for 1,900 yards and 22 touchdowns last year. "I averaged about 12 yards per carry last year," said Lewis. "I played some defense last year but not much. Some schools like me at corner and I will probably play more corner this year."

Lewis has received some offers so far. "Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Tennessee have offered me. I've gotten a lot of calls from schools. I can't remember them all but it's a lot."

The Jacksonville native also is a fine student with a 3.3 GPA. He has taken the SAT but hasn't received his score yet.

Lewis plans to go to at least one camp. "I am going to Georgia Tech on June 7th. They are my leader right now. I went down there and I felt real welcomed by the coaching staff and the players. I think I can go in there and get some early playing time."

Notre Dame hasn't been in touch with Lewis yet. "I haven't heard from them at all. I'm not sure if they are interested in me. I would be interested in them if they started recruiting me. I don't know much about them. I know it's a good school and a good program and they have a new coach and he seems to be turning things around there."

Lewis says he is a versatile player. "I would say my running style is like Warrick Dunn. I make a lot of people miss and I've led my team in receptions the last three years. We don't throw much. We run a Wing T offense but we do throw some. The coaches like to get me the ball in space and throw to me. I usually have about 20 receptions on the year."

Comments. Lewis told me that he was open to anyone but staying close to home is something he has been thinking about. Georgia Tech is the team to beat here. He said he might commit early and I am going to guess that will come at camp unless someone gets into the race.

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