Hampton (Va.) Phoebus running back Elan Lewis has yet to name a leader, but the 5-foot-8, 215-pound athlete has listed a recent top five. Lewis has also announced and set the date of at least one official visit this fall.
Lewis earned all-state honors as a junior after rushing for over 2,000 yards of offense and 40 touchdowns and is widely regarded as one of the top prospects from the state of Virginia.
“Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Ohio State are my current five favorites,” admitted Lewis. “I plan to visit Virginia Tech the weekend of September 11th when Tech plays Western Michigan on an official visit.”
Beyond the visit to Blacksburg in a few weeks, Lewis expressed no interest in visiting any other schools until sometime after the season. Could Lewis possibly make an early decision on his visit to Virginia Tech?
“No, no chance in the right now,” explained Lewis. “I plan to take all of my visits before making a decision. I don’t want to announce until sometime near or on signing day.”
What does Lewis like most about his five favorites?
“Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Maryland are all close to home and predominantly run the football,” admitted Lewis. “I’ve liked those three schools from the start. Tennessee and Ohio State both have huge stadiums and strong programs with a lot of tradition. They may be a little further away from home, but getting away a bit to go to college is something I’ve considered.”
Former area linebacker and 2005 Tennessee commitment Jerod Mayo has spoken with Lewis on more than one occasion and has left good impressions of the Volunteers on Lewis’ mind.
“Mayo seems to be having a really good time in Knoxville, so that helps a little bit with Tennessee,” explained Lewis. “Right now, I plan to take official visits to these five schools, but that could certainly change between now and the end of the season. Only the visit to Tech is set in stone right now.”