Lewis Discusses PSU Visit

Jonathan Lewis is considered by many to be one of the top defensive lineman in the country, and has the offers to prove it. He took an official visit to Penn State this past weekend.

Name: Jonathan Lewis
Position: DT / TE (plays TE about 40% of the time)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 285 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.8
Bench Press: 400 pounds
School: Varina High School, Richmond, Virginia
Offers: over 40

Jonathan helped Varina high school go undefeated, 9-0, during the regular season.  Varina also won their first playoff game last Friday, by a score of 21-15.  They will go up against Thomas Dale High School this Friday.

The visit to Penn State this past weekend was Jonathan's first official visit.  He and his parents left for Penn State after his team's victory on Friday night.  His host for the weekend visit was his former teammate at Varina, freshman QB Michael Robinson.

"We left after the game, and got to Penn State around 11:30," Jonathan said.  "On Saturday, we went to the game, and then later, I got out with Mike and ate dinner and all that stuff.

"It was an experience up at Penn State.  I met Joe Paterno and Coach Johnson, the defensive line coach, 2 great people.   I met some other coaches too.  My parents and I had breakfast with Joe Paterno and my recruiting coach, Bill Kenney.

"The stadium was probably the biggest stadium I've seen in my life.  The game was nice.  It was a good game and the fans were excited.

"Mike took me to some parties.  I got to meet some of the other players.  I met the defensive line, Charles Rush and the 2 young redshirt bookends they have (Lavon Chisley and Matthew Rice).  They're good guys.  I had a good time with them.

"Coach Bill Kenney showed us the facilities on Sunday.  They were nice."

Jonathan has been to both Virginia and Virginia Tech unofficially.

"Penn State's facilities are a lot bigger.  It was about what I expected from a Big 10 school, good facilities and a lot of people there."

Jonathan's parents also enjoyed the visit and like Penn State, but Jonathan added that "it's still my decision."

"I enjoyed it.  It was nice, Penn State was real nice.  I could play early if I went there."

Prior to this past weekend, Jonathan listed Virginia Tech as his top school.

"Virginia Tech is probably still the leader."

Jonathan has a brother, Kevin Lewis, who plays DT for Virginia Tech.

He will take an official visit to Virginia Tech on 12/8, and others to Miami on 12/14, Florida State on 1/11, and Virginia on 1/18.

Is there a chance he would commit to Virginia Tech on December 8?

"I'm going to take all of my visits," he said.

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