DFW Speedster Commits to TCU

TCU added another speedster to their 2015 class on Tuesday when Mansfield, TX cornerback prospect Julius Lewis committed to the Frogs.

TCU added the 14th commitment to their 2015 class on Tuesday with Mansfield, TX speedster Julius Lewis giving his verbal to the Frogs.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder had an exception camp visit at TCU on Saturday; running a 4.33 forty and 4.06 shuttle. Lewis, who was recruited by the Frogs' as a cornerback, attended the Frogs' morning camp so he didn't have a chance to compete in 1-on-1's against receivers. However, he impressed the coaches enough to receive an offer later that night.

Lewis told HornedFrogBlitz.com on Monday he was excited to receive the offer from the Frogs and considered them a top school.

"I was really excited actually because they're one of the schools I'm considering," he said. "I haven't played a lot of corner but they think I'm capable of doing it by doing my drills."

It didn't take long for Lewis to consider the Frog offer as he made the call to TCU cornerbacks coach Kenny Perry on Tuesday to tell him he wanted to join the program.

"I felt like it was the best thing for me to do and the best place for me to play," Lewis said of his TCU commitment. "Coach Perry seemed like he was really happy and felt like I made a really good choice.

Lewis also held offers from Rice and Texas Tech while receiving strong interest from Baylor and Northwestern. Lewis is relieved to have his decision done so he can focus on the upcoming season.

"It's actually a big one (relief)," he said. "Now I can just focus on getting better for next year."

As for the family, Lewis says they're excited he gets to play right down the road.

"My mom was really excited that it's not too far," he said.

Lewis rushed for 1,175 yards and 12 scores as a sophomore in 2012 and followed that with 1,400 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2013. He has been named first-team All-District 7-5A the last two seasons. Lewis is also a standout in track; competing in the long jump where he finished 5th at the Class 5A state meet with a jump of 23-03.

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