Once again Grand Junction High School is in the mix in Colorado 5A football. The Tigers, currently 4-1, scored over forty points in four of their contests.
Averaging over 300 rush yards a game, the Tigers are paced by 5-11 200 pound senior running back Austin Lewis. In five games Lewis has 865 rush yards, averaging nearly eight yards a carry and running in 10 TDs. The versatile Lewis also has eight receptions and a touchdown. A patient runner who has a good feel for seams and holes, Lewis is not a speed demon, but he has the ability to make the first tackler miss and at a strong 200 pounds, he runs through arm tackles and finishes runs for extra yardage.
Lewis' on field production has not gone unnoticed and he has garnered looks from multiple college programs. Currently the most interested potential suitors are North Texas, Drake, Valparaiso, Bucknell and Yale.
A great student who carried a 4.0 GPA Lewis warrants the attention from Ivy League schools. Last season Lewis rushed for over 1,100 yards and should, with continued production and a playoff run, flirt with 2,000 yards this season.