Recruiting: Another LB In The Longhorn Mix?

Haltom City LB Anthony Lewis is one of the top LB prospects in the Lone Star State. He spoke to InsideTexas.com about his recruitment thus far and one school in particular which is really showing interest in him.

Anthony Lewis has seen his stock rise and it shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. Lewis (6-2, 225, 4.6) is being courted by schools coast to coast.

The Haltom HS star currently owns 26 offers. "I have been offered by Texas, Texas A&M, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State, Georgia Tech, Florida, Duke, LSU, Houston, TCU, Rice, Iowa, Nebraska, Utah, North Carolina, Boston College, Arizona State, Baylor, Purdue, UTEP, Texas Tech, Colorado, and UConn."

One school in particular is showing a lot of interest. "I'm currently being recruited by Coach (Chuck) Long. Coach Long seems to be a great guy. He has sent me a bunch of letters." Lewis has also had the opportunity to talk to OU Head Coach Bob Stoops. "Coach Stoops is a real nice guy. He's very sincere and has made me feel very wanted."

Lewis has taken four unofficial visits. "I've taken unofficial visits to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and Texas A&M. All four trips had one thing in common, the kindness and sincerity of the coaching staff at each school. I felt very wanted when I visited each school."

Texas has offered Lewis, but has not had much contact with him at all. "Texas hasn't contacted me at all since they offered," Lewis said.

Does Lewis know where he plans to camp this summer? "Right now, I honestly am not sure where I am going to camp this summer."

What is the timetable for his decision? "My decision won't come until close to Signing Day. I'm going to take all of my official visits and then sit down and decide which school I fit in best at."

Last season, Lewis had 137 tackles, 2 interceptions, 5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, and 3 fumble recoveries. He and his Haltom HS teammates had a disappointing year as they finished 3-7 in the Texas 5A Classification. "I see myself as a guy who can always pep my teammates up," he said. "I just try to see the ball and go right to it."

Lewis is fully academically qualified.


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