Lewis Discusses WFU Offer

Forsyth Country Day point guard Tyler Lewis added two big-time offers this week, garnering scholarship offers from Baylor as well as his hometown team, Wake Forest. DeaconSports caught up with Lewis to discuss these offers and his recruitment.

Coming into the Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge just over a week ago, Tyler Lewis held scholarship offers from seven schools. Following an exhilarating performance at the Challenge, Lewis added two more scholarships to his total. "I just got Baylor and Wake Forest," Lewis told DeaconSports. "That makes Virginia Tech, Baylor, Auburn, Charlotte, VCU, Richmond, Appalachian State, High Point, and Wake Forest."

The Demon Deacons jumped into the mix for Lewis this week as Coach Gaudio told him that he has a spot at Wake Forest if he wants it. "Coach Gaudio actually called my coach, Craig Dawson, and Coach Dawson said to call Coach Gaudio since he couldn't call me. I called him. He just said I could commit any time I wanted."

Lewis was excited to receive the offer from the Demon Deacons. "It feels really good," Lewis said of receiving an offer from his hometown team. "Wake Forest has been one of the schools I've wanted to play at all my life. Going to school near there, playing for Coach Larue and now Coach Dawson, it would be a great place for me. There's still a long time left for me."

According to Lewis, Wake Forest offers a lot of what he is looking for in a college. "Academically they're one of the best in the country," he said. "Being a small school, the classrooms aren't too big. The teachers will know me so instead of 100 kids, I'll be there with 8-10 so that would be better. Having a degree from Wake Forest would be fantastic. Athletically, it's a dream to play in the ACC. That's my dream. Plus, them being close to home is probably a big factor. Their up-tempo style fits me perfectly."

With nine offers on the table, Lewis has the option of committing when he gets the urge. He noted that he will likely wait another year to make his decision. "Sometimes I think about it but not a lot," Lewis noted. "I'll probably make it during my junior year or try to make it after my season – probably this time next year though."

According to Lewis, he will look for academics, an up-tempo style, playing time, and other criteria when selecting a school. In the meantime, Lewis will continue to work on his game but most importantly, the 5'10 ½, 160 pound point guard will work to get bigger and stronger. "I'm basically working on strength, hitting the weight room hard," he said. "Also my lateral quickness with my defense. As I get bigger and stronger, that will come. I hit the weightroom almost every day doing my workouts."


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