QB Thaddeus Lewis Talks USF

With Pearl RIver JUCO QB Jimmy Oliver out of the picture, will USF chase after Miami Lakes QB Thaddeus Lewis? USFnation.com talks to him about what schools he's considering, when he'll make a decision and what visits he has scheduled. Read on to get the full story.

With reports that Pearl River QB Jimmy Oliver has opted not to sign with USF, the focus turns to Miami Lakes High School quarterback Thaddeus Lewis. The 6-foot-1 185 pound QB is a self-described "pocket passer", however he has been known to get it done on the ground as well. USFnation.com talked with Lewis and this is what he had to say.

How many schools are you considering right now?

"Right now I'm looking at four. They are Pittsburgh, Texas Christian, Duke and USF. I don't have a top 4, they are all equal right now."

Do you have any visits scheduled?

"I have USF on January 20th, Duke is on the 27th and I took a visit to Pitt on December 2nd."

How was your Pitt visit?

"It went well, I felt comfortable there and liked the campus."

Are you at all familiar with USF?

"Yeah, my old teammate Patrick St. Louis plays there. We talk every once in a while, but he doesn't push the issue. He tells me to make the best decision for me. He'll probably be my host for the visit."

Describe your style of play.

‘I'm a pocket passer first, but I can run and make plays when its necessary."

What were your stats last year?

"Honestly, I don't even know. I don't care about that stuff I just want to win. Last season we made the playoffs and lost as an underdog in the first round, but we did take the other team into overtime."

What are your factors going to be when making a decision?

"I have to find a place I know I'll be comfortable at for 4 years. Playing time won't be an issue because I want to redshirt. However, I do want a chance to play after redshirting."

Do you play any positions other than QB?

"Nope I'm strictly a QB and I've never played another position."

Lewis also said he talks with USF coach Rod Smith about once every two weeks. He said he talks with the Bulls almost as much as the Pitt coaches. Lewis told us he's going to take all his visits before naming a leader.

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