Anthony Lewis, or "A-Lew" as he likes to be called, is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound four-star linebacker from Aldine High School in Houston, Texas. Despite Aldine's disappointing 4-6 record, they are in the playoffs. Lewis has around 90 tackles, seven sacks, five fumbles caused and two fumbles recovered.
"I have great feet and can run well sideline-to-sideline," Lewis said. "I also have good awareness and love tackling. Hitting a guy who has the ball is really exciting.
"One thing that I want to work on is my workout habits," admitted Scout.com's No. 8 weakside linebacker. "I need to work out a little hard and more on my own to get to the next level."
Lewis denies a leader and has eight offers to choose from. He favors Purdue, Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska and all four have offered. He also has offers from Arizona, Air Force, Central Florida and Navy. "I'm looking at everybody the same," he said. "I want to keep it open and I'm looking for a school with a good engineering program and where I can play as a true freshman."
He's already taken official visits to Purdue on Oct. 5 and Minnesota on Sept. 21. He says the Gophers are recruiting him the hardest.
"I liked my visit to Minnesota because it actually reminded me of Houston," he said. "It's a city environment and had a home feeling to it. Even though it's far away, it just felt like home. They've got a big mall in the middle of the city and if I didn't know I was in Minnesota I'd think I was back home in Houston.
"At Purdue I was probably most impressed by the engineering program," he said. "It's a great program and well respected. I also like the coaches and the players. It seems like everyone gets along well over there. They just seem like a really close knit group."
Lewis says the team that's impressed him the most (and the surprise team of the year) is Kansas. "I had no idea they'd go undefeated," he said. "Now they have a chance to play for the national championship (if they win out). They have a great group of young players and really good coaches and that's a great combination."
Despite Nebraska's woes this season, Lewis says he's not worried about the Huskers. "They have a lot of young players and I think in a year or so they'll be okay," he said. "They just need some more experience and to play up to their level. They're only gonna get better and I see a lot of potential there.
"However, if the coaches were fired, it would be difficult," he admitted. "But coaching changes happen all the time, so I'd just have to deal with it. As long as the new coach still recruits me and wants me I think that would be okay."
Lewis followed Miami as a youngster, but says the 'Canes are not recruiting him. "They've always had a great program and when I was younger they were a top team and were really exciting to watch."
Lewis will be graduating in December and plans to make his decision around that time.
He reports a 3.3 core GPA, a 1400 SAT and a 21 SAT.