“Nyan is my boy and it was tough to see him get injured, but he’ll be back for the
playoffs. Since he’s been out though I have been getting the ball a lot more so
it’s giving me a chance to show people what I can do,” said Neil Lewis.
Lewis has gone relatively unnoticed due to the fact that so much attention is given to Boateng. He still managed to run for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior. For his efforts he was selected to the 1st Team All-City and 1st team All-Borough teams. So how is he doing now since the pressure is all on him?
“There’s no pressure, I like the feeling that I’m the go-to guy right now. I think every time we win without Nyan it’s making us stronger as a team, so when he does come back we’ll be that much tougher.”
Lewis appears to be handling the pressure quite well as he has rushed for 338 yards and 3 touchdowns in Lincoln’s first two games against Columbus and Curtis. The Railsplitters are (2-0) on the season.
Rutgers still remains as his lone offer, although Florida Atlantic has been picking it up as of late.
“Rutgers has called a few times, they called right after they beat Michigan State. Florida Atlantic called after they defeated Hawaii.”
Lewis got to watch the Rutgers-Michigan State game on T.V., so what did he think?
“That was a great game, and a great win for the program.”
Are the Scarlet Knights still the favorite?
“Right now I’d say they are up there.”
Lewis is contemplating official visits now, any ideas as to where you might go?
“Florida Atlantic wants me to visit in January so I may take that trip, and I’ll probably go to Rutgers.”
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