Damien Lewis

Stock Is Rising For Lewis

2018 Northwest Mississippi OL Damien Lewis (6-3, 320) has 15 offers and he recently took a visit to one of his top suitors...


"My offers right now are from Florida AtlanticKentuckySouth CarolinaColorado StateWest VirginiaHoustonSouthern MississippiTroyMississippiMemphisLouisiana-MonroeNorth Texas and Southeastern Missouri," Lewis told JCFootball.com recently.

Lewis actually visited South Carolina a week ago and he came away impressed with what he saw.


"The official visit Saturday was great," Lewis said. "I loved hanging out with some of the players and being around the coaches. I got to meet coach (Will) Muschamp in personal for the first time and he is a real cool person to be around and he told me everything that I need to hear to come in an be a impact player for the team.

"He wants me to just come to compete ever play. I like their academic program and the way the school is built in the city, Also I like the facility and weight room.

"Me and coach 'Wolf' (Eric Wolford) got to meet again and he is the real deal. he is straightforward and tells the truth. He talked about how I can come in be a impact to the O-Line."

Lewis is also planning to take unofficial visits to see Ole Miss, Memphis, West Virginia, Houston, Kentucky and Utah in coming weeks.

As a freshman for the Rangers last season, Lewis started at right guard and he said he loves to grind things out and get after it in the trenches.

"The way I lock in on the football field is what sets me apart," Lewis said. "How I stay engaged with other players, my quickness, flexibility, being coachable, I also have the aggressiveness and strength that other offensive linemen don't have."

Lewis enjoyed a solid prep career at Canton (Ms.) High School, but he was unable to get qualified, so he decided to take the Rangers' offer to get his academics in order while also continuing to develop as a football player.

"The reason I chose them was because of the wining program they have," Lewis recalled."They also have great coaches, a nice environment and going to school with my friend from  high school and just trying to get use to being away from my hometown and experience the north part of Mississippi because I'm from the central part of Mississippi."

Lewis is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the completion of the 2017 football season.

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