South Florida star picks Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt staff picked up commit number 20 over the weekend when South Floridian Myron Lewis decided to be a Commodore. The heavily recruited athlete talked with VandyMania on Sunday about his decision.

ATH, Myron Lewis (6-3, 193, 4.5 forty)
(Pompano Beach HS Institute) Pompano Beach, Fla.

"I talked to my parents and brother and decided Vanderbilt was best for me. I went with my gut feeling and decided that was the best place for me for the next four years," said athlete Myron Lewis.

Myron also commented the he liked "the players, coaches, the area, the city, the school, education, locker room, weight room; everything."

Lewis visited Vanderbilt last weekend, "It went really well. I loved the place. It was fine and I know a couple of players from up there." Lewis went on to say that he knows current Vanderbilt players George Smith and Daniel Dufrene.

Lewis will likely end up on defense but could get a look on offense. "They recruited me as a safety but I might end up playing a little bit of corner or a little receiver too," said Lewis. Coach David Turner recruited Lewis for Vandy.

As a senior, Lewis had 33 receptions for 750 yards and 10 touchdowns. On defense, he had 85 tackles, 20 passes broken-up, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Lewis was named first team all-county on offense and defense. As a junior Lewis had 23 receptions for over 500 yards. He also earned all-state honors on defense.

Lewis had 13 Division I-A scholarship offers including Colorado, Iowa, Iowa State, Connecticut, Northwestern, Central Florida, Toledo, Maryland, Florida Atlantic and Florida International in addition to Vanderbilt.

National signing day is Feb. 1. To see an up-to-date list of Vanderbilt's commitments, click HERE.

Click HERE to read comments about Lewis by his high school coach.

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