LSU commit sets ND visit

Monroe (La.) Wossman safety Cameron Lewis says the Irish are recruiting him harder than any program outside of LSU, where he committed in March. With safeties needed in South Bend, Lewis sees a unique opportunity at Notre Dame.

Plucking top talent from Louisiana is a tall task, but first-year Irish assistant Autry Denson is attempting to do just that with four-star LSU safety commit Cameron Lewis.

Lewis received a visit from Denson during the evaluation period’s opening week. Denson and the Monroe (La.) Wossman athlete maintain regular contact.

“We talk a lot,” Lewis said. “He says he really likes me and he is going to stay on me. He says Notre Dame sets you up for life.”

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect committed to the in-state Tigers in mid-March over offers from Arizona State, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, TCU and Texas A&M. The Irish had offered just a week prior to his commitment date.

“I don’t know how solid (to LSU) I am right now,” Lewis said. “I plan on taking other visits this summer.”

One visit Lewis knows he will take is to Notre Dame.

“I am going up there June 18 and 19 for their big camp (Irish Invasion),” Lewis said. “I want to check it out in person and see it for myself. I know it’s a great school and I have watched them a lot on TV.”

Lewis named Notre Dame as the program recruiting him hardest outside of LSU. Michigan and Texas A&M are also recruiting Lewis.

“Coach Denson likes my size and he says I’m a playmaker,” Lewis said. “He wants me in Notre Dame’s secondary. He said I could come in and compete for the starting job as a freshman.”

Scout national analyst Chad Simmons broke down Lewis’ game:

“What Lewis is, is an athlete who projects well on the next level. He is a smart player, he always seems to be under control, and he really knows how to make plays. While he is very comfortable with the ball in his hands, his highest ceiling is on the back-end of the defense at safety. His size is good, his football I.Q. is high, he plays the ball well, and he has speed to get outside the numbers.”

Lewis is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 14 safety in the Class of 2016.


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