With three years of SEC linebacker experience, the Rutgers transition comes down to terminology. Lewis passed junior college transfer Isaiah Johnson after Saturday’s scrimmage, but is not yet the official replacement for Kevin Snyder.
“I’m an intelligent young guy, so I try to pick up on it as fast as I can,” Lewis said. “Like I said, I’m still learning. By no means do I have everything yet. I’m still learning and picking it up on the fly as I go every day.”
Lewis has experience as an SEC starter. He also faced multiple Big Ten teams during his South Carolina tenure.
How does the Rutgers roster stack up?
“It’s a lot of competition,” Lewis said. “It’s a lot of talent. You’ve got guys on the offense like Leonte [Carroo] and PJ [James] and Keith Lumpkin on the line. It’s the same level of talent.”