West Palm Beach (Fla.) Palm Beach Lakes defensive tackle Jeremy Lewis has emerged with multiple scholarship offers, including one from a major local power and a couple from Southeastern Conference programs.
"I have offers from LSU, Ole Miss, Arkansas State, Miami (Fla.), Florida International and Auburn," Lewis said.
The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder is in the beginning stages of learning about each program that has offered him, but one school currently stands out above the others.
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"Miami (stands out)," he said. "They have a new coaching staff. Last year was pretty much a rebuilding year for them. Plus, it's a Florida team. That's not saying I am definitely going to play for a Florida team, but that's where I am from."
Clint Hurtt is recruiting Lewis for the Canes.
LSU also is a school that is in the mix. D.J. McCarthy recruits Palm Beach County, Fla., for the Tigers.
"That's a good program, too."
There are several things that will be important to Lewis when picking a college.
"The way they run their program (will be important)," he said. "My decision also is going to be based on playing time, like if they played a ton of freshman the year before. I mean, anywhere I go I am going to have to compete and I know that. I just want to go to a school that fits me."
Lewis had more than 50 tackles (15 for loss), eight sacks and returned a fumble 29 yards for a touchdown during the 2006 season.