College coaches are looking for play makers who can take a simple play and find a seam and take it to the endzone. One prospect who has shown a penchant for that is 2014 Hillcrest High School wide receiver Isaiah Lewis. Playing all over the field for the Rams as a wideout, running back, cornerback, and return specialist Lewis has enjoyed quite a bit of success despite limited touches. That success has turned into quite a few touchdowns and they will look to rely on him heading into his senior season.
We caught up with Lewis to talk about his junior season and recruitment as he's hoping to open more eyes in the next few months.
Lewis shared his stats with us and talked about his most memorable game of the year as well.
"I had 56 carries for 457 yards and 6 touchdowns. I also had 7 catches for 112 yards. I had 6 kickoff returns for 195 yards and returned two of them for touchdowns. I also had one punt return for a 65 yard touchdown."
"The Wade Hampton game was probably my best. I had seven carries for 116 yards and two touchdowns."
That explosiveness has caught the eye of quite a few college coaches early on and Lewis is hoping to show well on the camp and combine circuit to strengthen his footing in the recruiting world.
"I'm looking forward to hearing from any schools or coaches out there who are looking for an athlete who can make plays. Most schools are looking at me as a slot receiver right now."
"My strengths are my speed, vision, and my ability to my make cuts. I'm willing to play wherever coaches want me to though."
The 5'10 170 pound prospect says he knows he'll have to work feverishly in the weight room to better prepare himself for his senior season and beyond.
The Rams were 5-6 this past season and Lewis is hoping that he and other returning prospects will continue to build on the success that coach Greg Porter has started to instill into the program.
"My goals for the team next season is to improve our record, get to the playoffs, and hopefully win a state championship."
The 2014 prospect also talked about what goals he'd like to achieve on a personal level next year too.
"My goals for next season are to be the team captain and win All-Region on both offensive and defensive sides of the ball. I'd also like to make the Shrine Bowl team."
Lewis says due to his speed and ability to cut on a dime a lot of people say he reminds them of a dynamic college prospect, Oregon's DeAnthony Thomas.
His speed is already a known commodity around the state for his prowess on the track. He shared with us some of his personal records and achievements.
"My events are the 110 and 400 meter hurdles, 4x100 relay and 4x400 meter relay. My best time in the 110 hurdles is 14.75 seconds. In the 400 meter hurdles I finished second in the state championship with a time of 55.67 seconds."
Looking ahead to college he informed us that a school's facilities, graduation rates, player development, and style of play will play key roles in his decision making process.
Check out Lewis' numbers and testing measurable below as well as his junior season highlights.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS...ISAIAH LEWIS
Bench press: 230 pounds
Squat: 325 pounds
Power clean: 245 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.55 seconds
Pro shuttle: 4.2 seconds