LSU is widely-regarded as “DBU” for their track record and reputation in fielding the best defensive backs in college football, and that legacy was strengthened with Tuesday’s commitment from four-star cornerback Xavier Lewis (Reserve, La. East St. John) who committed from The Opening.
Lewis originally committed to LSU last August 26 but baked off that commitment and opened up his recruitment on Feb. 3 in order to check out other programs across the country. However, the allure of the in-state program and his relationships with the Tiger coaches was too much to pass up.
The 6-0, 175-pound corner is the nation’s No. 155 player overall regardless of position, the No. 18 cornerback and the No. 8 player in the state of Louisiana, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Lewis was a visitor for LSU’s junior day less than two weeks removed from his decommitment and his most recent visit to any college was to LSU on Mar31 for the Bayou Picnic and picked the local program over a final four that included Oklahoma State, Texas and Arkansas.
Lewis does it all for his East St. John team as he plays quarterback, runs the ball with great success, catches the ball, plays exceptional defense and has even punted the ball.
While at LSU he should see a steady improvement in his technique at cornerback without having to focus on other positions and can give his full attention to learning the finer points and nuances of the corner position. When he adds that to his athleticism and instincts, LSU will have another standout cornerback to enhance their rep as DBU.
With the addition of Lewis, LSU now has 13 commitments for the class of 2015.