Lewis Comments on Decision

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Before his official visit to Virginia Tech this past weekend, Elan Lewis had stated that he was considering other schools such as Virginia, Maryland, N.C. State and Tennessee in addition to the Hokies. After making his commitment, Lewis let it known that the Hokies may have been his leader throughout.

“I was thinking about doing it coming into the visit,” Lewis said of committing to Tech. “I’d say I started really liking them a while ago, when they came in to talk to me. I was open-minded when I talked to them and it seemed like they were talking real to me. They kind of grew on me. I really liked Coach Beamer, and I liked them ever since.

“I’m happy with my decision. No second thoughts.”

Lewis spent time with two former Phoebus teammates over the weekend. Xavier Adibi and D.J. Parker served as his hosts for an official visit experience that would give Tech a commitment from one of the top tailbacks in the country.

“It was great,” Lewis said of his official visit. “I loved the game. Then some of the players hung out with me. They took me out and showed me around. It was a great time.”

One of the top targets in the 2005 recruiting class, Lewis has the ability to see time as a true freshman. But he wouldn’t mind taking a red-shirt either.

“I think they may try and make me play next year,” Lewis said. “I’m not big on playing as a true freshman, but if it happened I definitely would. It’s up to the coaches. If I red-shirted, I could take the year to bulk up and really be ready for the next year. But it’s whatever the coaches want me to do.”

Lewis’ commitment gives Tech its second player top 5 player from the Top 30 list. Deveon Simmons, who is ranked #4, is the other.