Butte Safety Ramon Lewis

One of the most versatile defensive backs in the country this year is Butte College's Ramon Lewis (6-4, 200). He played four positions on defense and now he's ready to parlay a solid sophomore season into some Division-one offers.

"I played corner, some outside linebacker and both safety spots this year," Lewis told JCFootball.com.  "I played receiver last year, but we're a running team so they wanted to use my skills on defense and I had a blast this year."

Lewis, who prepped at Southeast Macon High in Georgia, didn't have the grades to play D-1 out of high school so he decided to ply his wares in the JC ranks to see what happened.

He finished his second year of college football with two interceptions, almost 20 passes broken up and over 50 tackles.

"My best assets are my size and my speed," Lewis said.  "I can recover pretty well when the ball is in the air, but I need to work on my hands more because I dropped at least 10 interceptions this year.

"I also need to become more aware of the ball and my coaches have said that that will come with the more experience I get.  I'm confident I'll improve there."

On the recruiting front, Lewis is hearing from California, Colorado and Minnesota the most, but he's also received letters of interest from Washington State, UNLV, San Diego State and Louisiana Tech.

"Cal and Colorado and Minnesota are the ones recruiting me the hardest right now," Lewis said.  "I hope it picks up soon because I would like to know what options I'm going to have."

Lewis will graduate in May and plans to major in Criminology or Sociology and will have two years to play two – he redshirted his first year out of high school – at the next level.


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