Following a visit to Syracuse earlier this month, the Orange coaching staff invited New Jersey wide out Eddie Lewis to a satellite camp in his home state. The receiver came to Paramus Catholic last Wednesday with his friend and 2017 SU quarterback commit Tommy DeVito, but did not suit up.
“The coaches just asked me to watch the camp so we could get to know each other better,” Lewis said. “It wasn’t too much of me getting some work in. It was me getting in and getting to know the coaching staff a little bit more.”
The wide receiver’s campus visit went so well that he walked away with a scholarship offer and an invitation to Wednesday’s camp. On the visit Lewis really hit it off with Dino Babers.
“We spoke about everything you could imagine a player and coach talking about,” Lewis said. “[Babers] was like yes you’ve got your parents, you’ve got your mom and your dad, but when you’re here, you’re my baby. You’re mine.”
The SU staff will need to work hard to attain a commitment from Lewis; Baber’s pitch may not be enough. Right now, Boston College and North Carolina are also pushing for the New Jersey native. Communication from coaches will be a key factor in Lewis’ collegiate decision.
“I can tell you one thing for sure that I am looking for in a school that will separate them, how many times are you texting me per week? How many times are you calling me on the phone? That’s one thing that separates because that shows how much you want me,” Lewis told the Fizz.
Right now, the high school junior is enjoying the attention. When asked about a potential commit date, Lewis responded: “It’s a little too early, I’m not quite sure yet.”
Looks like the SU staff has a few more phone calls to make…
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Posted: Connor Morrissette