What does a top-rated linebacker in the state of Texas do for fun?
"I've been playing a lot of video games and hanging out with friends," Fort Bend (Texas) Hightower Shaun Lewis said. "But I've been working out really hard. I run about three times a day and lift twice a day. I eat a lot also."
That sounds like a pretty full slate and that doesn't even count focusing on the recruiting process.
As they say, "No rest for the weary."
"No, no, don't get me wrong," he laughed. "I get plenty of sleep. I like my sleep."
Lewis is one of the most highly-coveted recruits in the state of Texas and it appears that he will take his time with the decision. With dozens of offers in hand, he will be narrowing his list to 10 by the end of summer.
"I know that Oklahoma State, LSU, Miami, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Alabama will be in that top 10, but there is room for a few more," he said. "I'm really looking for a home and where I feel comfortable with the coach, defensive coordinator and my position coach. There are a lot of intangibles in this decision that I didn't realize."
Lewis will be taking a trip up to Texas A&M this weekend. This weekend he will be accompanied by best friend Toney Hurd Jr., from Fort Bend Marshall High School. The traveling companions have been to several camps together and have been linked as a package deal.
"We've talked about it a lot and we both have decided to follow our hearts with this," he said."If it takes us to the same place then it was meant to be. We will keep each other in mind, however ."
With no decision in sight, Lewis continues to work out and hopes to lead his team to another Class 5A Division I state championship game like a year ago when he was named the Defensive MVP.
"We lost a lot but I think we will be as good as last year," he said. "Our defense will be really good again and we just need to get our new quarterback some early confidence."