Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins 2017 receiver Joseph Lewis joined a few of his Hawkins teammates at UCLA last Saturday, checking out the Bruins' spring practice.
“It was good up at UCLA,” said Lewis. “I had fun spending time with my 7v7 team and my Hawkins teammates as well. Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber) is recruiting me and we taliked there. I like him and he’s a nice coach.”
Lewis said the UCLA receivers caught his eye.
“Their receivers are very physical and quick and just attack the ball while its up in the air,” said Lewis.
Lewis had taken a tour of UCLA in February on an unofficial visit.
“I love the campus, it’s a really nice campus,” said Lewis.
Lewis is one of the handful of elite prospects in his class out West.
The 6-2.5, 200-pounder was named an early five-star by Scout in March and he’s ready to keep proving it.
“That means a lot to me because to be ranked as a five star means I’ve worked hard but now I have to work harder and not slack,” said Lewis. “And it’s not just big for Hawkins High School but its building a foundation.”
Lewis has a dozen offers already and by the time he signs in February 2017, that number is certain to be much bigger.
Baylor, Oklahoma and Mississippi State were a few of his more recent offers.
There is a long way until Lewis’ commitment will happen and he’s taking it in stride.
“It’s very exciting to have these offers and a blessing,” said Lewis. “I’m just taking it all in and going to take my time on deciding.”
This weekend, Lewis will be in the IMG 7v7 West Regionals and will travel with B2G to 7v7 tournaments in Miami and Chicago later in the spring.