Lewis has Three Offers

Lewis has Three Offers

Harry Lewis is next star in a long line of great players at Virginia football powerhouse Hampton (Va.) Phoebus. The 2015 defensive lineman is already attracting attention from some of the top college football programs in the country.

After five straight state championships, the Phoebus Phantoms came up a little short in 2012. However, sophomore star defensive lineman Harry Lewis is already looking toward next season.

"Everything went good until the last game," said Lewis. "I'm already getting ready for next season. I'm going to be one of the captains, so I have to be ready to lead the team."

"I think I did well last season. I just have to keep working and keep getting better."

The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Lewis already has three scholarship offers and several other schools are showing interest.

"Right now, I have three offers – Maryland, Virginia Tech, and ODU," he said. "I'm also hearing from Oregon, UCLA, UVA, Alabama, Penn State, West Virginia, and Duke. I get the most mail from Oregon, though."

"I'm not sure which school could be the next to offer. I think UCLA could be close to offering. I really want an offer from Oregon offer, too."

Two schools are on top for Lewis.

"Virginia Tech and ODU are my top schools that have offered me, but I really like Oregon, too," he said.

Lewis was able to take some trips this year and will make a return visit to one of those schools next spring.

"I went to the Virginia Tech-UVA game at Virginia Tech," he said. "I also went to a lot of ODU games. Over the summer, I also visited Maryland."

"During Spring Break, I'm probably going to take another visit to Virginia Tech, so my Mom can meet the coaches."

Lewis does have a position preference, but said he will play wherever a team needs him in college.

"I would like to play defensive end, but whatever position the team needs me at – I'll be happy to play there," he said.

With the season over, Lewis is working hard to improve.

"I'm just going to work on getting my speed and my strength up," Lewis said. "I'm also going to be working on my technique and coming off the ball faster."

It should come as no surprise what Lewis' main goal is next season.

"I just want to help my team win another state championship and do my best to lead this team," he said.

Lewis finished the season with 38 tackles and 10 sacks.

Phoebus went 12-1 and made it to the third round of the playoffs.

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