Lewis, McCray Excited About Future at Tech

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Bishop Kearney (Rochester, N.Y.) tight end Zack McCray had communicated frequently before meeting face to face for the first time this past weekend, when the prospects were in Blacksburg along with eight other Tech 2010 class commits. As it turns out, the 6-5, 230-pound McCray and the 6-4, 230-pound Lewis have a lot more in common than just similar height and weight.

“We are a lot alike. It was almost scary,” McCray said with a laugh. “We like and dislike the same things. We joke around. We had some of the same football injuries. I had broken my phone and he broke his pretty much the same way over the weekend. It was crazy.

“He is an absolute trip. I had talked to him before and through e-mail, but as soon as we met we hit it off.”

Lewis said, “We were standing in line at dinner and I said I didn’t like vegetables. Zack was coming through a few guys behind me and I heard him say the same thing. He didn’t know I had said it. I just laughed. Even his parents said we were exactly the same. And we figured out that we are going to be rooming together.”

Both prospects were solid commitments prior to making their official visits over the weekend, but for Lewis there was still a slight question mark since he had never visited Virginia Tech before. Any doubt about his decision seems gone now.

“It’s done,” Lewis said, referring to his recruitment. “I was a strong verbal going in, but I wanted to see what it’s like there. It’s done. I’m going to be a Hokie. In the 2010 season, I will be wearing orange and maroon.

“I knew I was done just by being with the kids in this recruiting class. They are some of the greatest people I’ve ever been around. Me and Zack are exactly the same. He’s a wonderful person. The whole class had wonderful kids. Kyle Fuller is hilarious. Nick Acree is funny. Justin Taylor came in late, but we hung out. I can’t wait to play with these guys. I can’t imagine going in with another class.”

Lewis also left with a high opinion of Virginia Tech’s coaching staff. He had already known Coach Wiles well, as Wiles has been his primary recruiter. He spoke more at length with defensive coordinator Bud Foster, offensive