December 1, 2011

Lewis has a top three

This is a huge week for Tarboro (NC) junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis, as he and his Vikings teammates travel to Raleigh Saturday to face Lincolnton in the North Carolina 2-A State Championship at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Lewis has made 63 tackles, 12 sacks and eight tackles for loss to help lead the Vikings to a 12-2 record.

"We faced a lot of adversity, a lot of uphill battles and we've just come together and are playing like the perfect team," Lewis said. "I step up in big moments. I think they try to run away from me instead of toward me."

He added that he is focused on football right now and on getting a win Saturday, but will turn his eyes back to recruiting afterward.

The 6-foot-4 and 220-pound Tarboro product lists Clemson, Virginia Tech and North Carolina as his favorites, but does not have an offer from the Tigers or Tar Heels.

Lewis was in Chapel Hill Wednesday night for North Carolina's basketball game against Wisconsin.

"It feels good down there [at Clemson], and having a good time," Lewis said. "It just feels good being there. V-Tech, like they showed me a lot of respect, and they keep in contact. North Carolina is in an in-state school that I always liked, I always dreamed about."

If North Carolina makes a coaching change Lewis said his attitude toward the Tar Heels would become neutral until he got to know the coach.

He added that Carolina is filling up his mailbox.

Lewis recently receive an offer from rival N.C. State after what he said was a long wait.

Wake Forest has picked up its pursuit of Lewis, and Keith Henry has been leading the charge for the Demon Deacons.

"They [the Demon Deacons] came to a game," Lewis said. "They have offered me, and East Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia Tech all of those schools have offered me and there's a lot of schools that are pursuing me."

Lewis last talked with Henry on Facebook.

"They believe I'm a great athlete and I'd be a great fit, because of my speed," Lewis said. "He said outside linebacker, or I could play defensive end and walk up and play that position also."

He plans to make a trip to Winston-Salem in the near future.

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