Lewis finds a home at Cerritos

One of the more talented athletes at last weekend's JCFootball.com combine was Cerritos CB/WR LeQuan Lewis (6-0, 186). He's super-quick and he's a threat with the ball in his hands as well. He's already started to hear from a few four-year schools and he said now that he's focused on playing out on an island, he'll make things tough on the receivers he faces each week.

"I'm real patient and aggressive," Lewis said after the Cerritos Combine. "I'm really working on technique and my footwork right now and once I get that down I think I'll be tough to match up against.

"I've been coached for a while on how to be a corner and one of my old coaches who's now in Virginia, he worked with me for a whole summer with my weight-lifting and my technique and then I just took it on and the rest is history."

Lewis prepped at Artesia High School and decided after high school he needed a change of scenery, so he headed up to College of the Sequoias to play.

"I played running back and I played middle linebacker," Lewis said with a laugh. "We had some injuries and they needed someone to keep the backs from breaking runs outside so they used me there.

"I just wanted to get back down here, so I came back to Cerritos and that's why I'm here now."

Lewis was one of the more impressive performers at the combine on Saturday, posting a 4.29 forty time, while notching a 31-inch vertical and excelling in the one-on-ones.

"It was fun out there," Lewis said. "Playing football is fun and I just like to compete and go up against good players and they had a lot of them out here today."

On the recruiting front, Lewis has heard from three schools, but he's hoping to hear from more in the coming weeks and months.

"California, Boise State and South Florida all have been by and have talked to me," Lewis said. "I'm really hoping the Pac 10 schools show me interest. I'm a Cali kid so it would be great to hear from them.

"The Pac 10 is where great corners are bred. There are great receivers out here and every day you get challenged. That's what you want if you're a competitor."

Lewis expects to graduate in December and sign so he can enroll in time for spring practices at the school of his choice. Wherever he ends up he'll have three to play two.

We'll continue to follow Lewis' recruiting over the coming weeks and months as things begin to heat up.

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