Notre Dame’s top target in the 2016 class is 6-foot-9, 240-pound power forward Chris Lewis of Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton.
The three-star athlete picked up his first offers in the eighth grade from Memphis and New Mexico. Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Brown, California, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Miami, New Mexico, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas Tech and Yale have since followed suit.
Lewis, the son of former New York Jets linebacker and pro-bowler Mo Lewis, has taken note of Notre Dame’s 15-1 start and No. 13 national ranking.
“They are playing very well right now,” Lewis said. “That’s easy to see. They share the ball extremely well on offense. I talk with coach (Anthony) Solomon once a week, and he tells me about their games and their percentages. I know their field goal percentage is way up and they hardly ever turn the ball over.”
Lewis, who plans to major in mechanical engineering, visited Notre Dame in October for the football game against North Carolina.
“That was a great visit,” Lewis said. “It was very informative. Notre Dame has the full package of athletics and academics.”
Currently, Lewis says his focus is on prepping for the AAU season. He’ll suit up the Atlanta Xpress. No visits are planned thus far for the spring.
“I’m not too focused on recruiting right now,” Lewis said. “I let my dad plan the visits and stuff like that. I’m focused on my season.”
As a junior, Lewis averaged 16.4 points per game for Milton.
Scout.com ranks Lewis as the No. 22 power forward in the class of 2016.