Lewis, Friday Have Top Schools

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Phoebus (Hampton, VA) star running back Elan Lewis appears to be eyeing the Division I-A in-state schools as well as the University of Maryland according to Phoebus Head Coach Bill Dee. Though Lewis lists a top 5 or 6, Dee believes 3 really stand out right now.

“He lists his top 5 schools but I definitely think it’s Tech, UVa and Maryland,” Dee said. “I think that’s his top 3. He likes Tennessee too and I guess the fifth one would be UNC… and maybe NC State would be there.”

Lewis may make one official visit during the high school football season and will likely take more after his season is finished. Virginia Tech appears the likely destination if he should make an official visit during the season.

“I think he’ll probably visit Tech on the weekend of the 11th [of September],” Dee said. “I say that because it’s the only open date during the season and Virginia Tech has talked about him coming up for that weekend. The other visits would happen after the season.”

Dee says Lewis “wants to take all 5 official visits” before making a decision. In the meantime, Lewis is focusing the remainder of the summer on getting in playing shape before the start of his senior season.

“He’s been lifting like we always do and he’s trying to get in shape,” Dee said. “He’ll trim down a little bit before the season. I think a good playing weight for him is 210 pounds. He already has the strength.”


Steven Friday…

According to Coach Dee, defensive end/linebacker Steven Friday is now up to 7 scholarship offers.

“He received a flurry of offers before the end of May,” Dee said. “UNC offered him. Syracuse offered him. I think he’s got 6 or 7 offers right now.”

Also included in the offer list are Virginia Tech, Maryland, and Virginia. Tech and Maryland are high on Friday’s list right now with Virginia and Syracuse being there as well.

“Steven’s kind of in the same boat as Elan,” Dee said. ““Steven likes Tech and he likes Maryland. He likes UVa. I think he likes Syracuse too. We have a player at Syracuse in Shadeed Harris. He’s up there and he really likes it. I think they are in the