Two offers for Lewis
Patrick Lewis
Patrick Lewis
Louisiana/Texas Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 8, 2008

East St. John offensive lineman Patrick Lewis has been racking up the accolades since his sophomore season when he was a first team all-state selection. The 6-1, 290-pounder was a repeat selection as a junior and more than a few schools have taken notice of his accomplishments on the gridiron.

Patrick Lewis


“I got my first offer from South Alabama and then last week Louisiana Tech gave me one too,” said Lewis.


What are Lewis’ thoughts on the two schools that have offered?


South Alabama—“They are starting their football program and they said from the way it looks I could go in and play immediately. I’m going to go there this summer and visit them and see what I can find out about the place but I like what I hear from the coaches.”


Louisiana Tech—“They are an up and coming program and I believe they had a pretty good class last year. Patrick Jackson is one of my old teammates and then Kevin Saia has been pushing me to go there too. I’m going to take an unofficial there this summer and see what it’s like but I like Tech a lot right now.”


With two offers in hand, Lewis is hoping that the spring evaluation period will bring him more good news. He has seen more than his fair share of coaches come through the past two weeks and they have come from as far as Michigan and Indiana.

“Michigan came by (Wednesday) and then I’ve seen coaches from Arkansas, Tulsa, Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Notre Dame, Tulsa and a bunch of others,” he said. “Coach (Mike) Haywood from Notre Dame spent about 30 minutes watching film with coach (Larry) Dautrieve and he said they really liked what they saw on film.”


East St. John will square off against South Plaquemine on Saturday in the spring game and that could bring another offer for the talented lineman.


“I think Tulsa is real close to offering,” said Lewis. “Some of their coaches are coming down for our spring game this Saturday. Depending on how I play, I think an offer could come.”


Some may ask why LSU has not shown much interest since Lewis is right down the road from Baton Rouge and that is something that has taken him by surprise.


“I don’t think they are really interested,” he said. “In a way it is kind of disappointing because I’ve been going to their camps since my freshman year and have followed them a lot. I got my first letter from LSU so I thought they would be coming after me but I guess I’m not on LSU’s board.”


Anyone who has seen Lewis play should know that he can play college football and he will be suiting up somewhere at the next level.


It may or may not be LSU.


But it will be somewhere.



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