Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills is no stranger to D-I talent and junior running back Ken Lewis hopes to continue that trend. Although sidelined part of the season this year, his sophomore numbers were good enough to attract interest from college recruiters, and a successful senior season will surely catapult him to the top.
Lewis stands 6-foot-1, weighs 178 pounds, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. After suffering a nagging shoulder injury most of his junior year, he will undergo surgery in a couple of days, so he will be prepared to face his senior season. He has started for two seasons, however, and gained all-conference honors as a sophomore after rushing for more than 1,000 yards.
“Basically, education is the most important thing to me,” Lewis commented on his college thoughts. “I will also be paying attention to how deep they are and I want a good program and a good university.
“I am also thinking about where it is at.” So far Pitt, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Iowa are showing early interest.
“I feel like I am aggressive and quick,” he described himself. “I use speed as an advantage, and I am a clutch player. I am better in big games.”
He patterns his playing style after his idol, Deion Sanders.
“I just like how he talks and then backs it up on the field big time,” Lewis explained. “He is a clutch player, and I just like his whole style.”