Kerry Lewis Looking To Fly

BigPurpleNation.com Staff Writer
Posted Jul 26, 2008


After watching the first half of the TCU v. UT game last year Kerry Lewis said, he loved how the TCU defense just “flew around the ball." BigPurpleNation.com goes one-on-one with the defensive back.

Junior DB Kerry Lewis of Lancaster High School (Lancaster, TX) has his sights on flying both on and off the football field. Hoping to one day major in aerospace engineering and still be able to excel in football, Lewis is focusing on maintaining his honor-roll status and improving his ball-breaking skills.

After watching the first half of the TCU v. UT game last year Lewis said, he loved how the TCU defense just “flew around the ball,” and wants to be a part of a college team whose defensive scheme allows him to do that. “I like to fly around the football field and get to the football fast,” Lewis said.

As a junior Lewis recorded 105 tackles, one interception, four forced fumbles and returned a punt for a touchdown.

The 5-10, 175 pound DB recently visited TCU and was able to meet with some of the coaching staff. “I like them a lot,” Lewis stated, “I like how coach Patterson is really hands on, and the new indoor practice field was pretty impressive too.” So far Lewis has heard from Kansas, Kansas State, Vanderbilt, TCU, and Oregon, but is still open to any school.

“Academics will play a big part in where I go,” Lewis said, “and wherever I feel most comfortable with the coaches.”

Lewis also says that his mom will have a major influence in where he decides to go, but told BigPurpleNation.com that TCU has a big supporter in their corner.

The DB’s sophomore defensive coordinator, Andrew Jackson, graduated from TCU and would love to see him play here.

“He (Jackson) really wants me to come to TCU and be a Horned Frog,” Lewis said.

But for the first part of his senior year Lewis is focusing more on playing in the Texas 4A championship game. “I know we will be playing in it,” Lewis stated firmly.

The 2009 recruit wanted to choose a college before his school began, but now plans on making his decision after football season, and with any hopes, Lewis said, he will be making it with a championship ring on his finger.


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