Brookly Baller Still Visiting

Abraham Lincoln (NY) running back Neil Lewis (5-9, 185, 4.40) found himself in the spotlight this past fall when the Railsplitters' star player, Nyan Boateng, sustained an injury that allowed him to step right in the limelight. A 1st-team All-City honoree his Junior year, when he rushed for 1500 yards and 20 touchdowns, Lewis bested that mark by eclipsing 1600 yards to go along with 13 touchdowns this year.

After finishing his senior season at Abraham Lincoln (NY) HS, running back Neil Lewis (5-9, 185, 4.40) has seen his recruitment pick up during the last couple of weeks. 

When we caught up with Lewis earlier this week, he had just gotten back from an unofficial visit to the CW Post campus, in Long Island.  Lewis stated that the visit went well and that he liked the facilities.

Lewis has also taken an unofficial visit to the Rutgers campus.  The New Jersey school was the first to offer him a scholarship, and Lewis left his visit impressed.

"I really liked what I saw there.  Everything was real nice, the facilities, the academics."

Lewis stated that Coach Holder is recruiting him for the Scarlet Knights.

Are there any other schools that have drawn Lewis' attention?

"I've got two more visits set up.  I'm going to Connecticut this week and then I'm going to Virginia Tech."

Both trips will be of the official type.  Lewis will leave this Thursday for the university of Connecticut and come back Friday.  The trip to Virginia Tech is scheduled for February 11th.

Besides the schools mentioned above, from which Lewis states he has received offers from all, Albany, Buffalo, Hofstra, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts have also tendered scholarship offers.

While Lewis played and excelled in the offensive backfield at Abraham Lincoln, he also displayed the versatility necessary for a D-1A prospect by being able to play another position.  Lewis played the Corner position where he recorded 41 tackles and had several pass break-ups.

Does Lewis have a preference in terms of playing position at the next level?

"I want to play running back."

But, Lewis stated that both Rutgers and Virginia Tech are recruiting him to play corner.

Lewis stated that he has no favorites at this point.  He does not expect to make a decision until he takes the remainder of his two trips, suggesting that a commitment from the Brooklyn baller will not be coming until after Letter of Intent Day.

 

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