Player: Derrick Lewis, II
Height / Weight: 6-1/210
High School: Clemens (Schertz, TX)
Offers: Texas Tech, Boise State, Colorado State, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, North Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Tulane, UTSA
Recruiting Services: Rivals 5.6 | 24/7 Sports 86 | ESPN 76
Cumulative Ranking: 85.93
Commitment Date: October 6, 2019
Texas Tech recieved a commitment yesterday from Scherz linebacker, Derrick Lewis, II, who is the 17th commit for the 2020 class.
— dlew.22⚡️ (@dclew_22) October 6, 2019
RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan Spoke with Lewis about his visit and his commitment:
Lewis II has built a close bond with his future defensive coordinator and head coach, and the latest 2020 commit is looking forward to being coached by both of them.
“My relationship with coach Patterson is great. I love him as a coach, he reminds me a lot of my high school coach actually which I find comforting. Coach Wells also, he can be intense but I know that hard coaching goes a long way in the end. When I told them I wanted to commit they were happy for me and they said ‘welcome to the family’. That’s the first thing they said because they really stress that Texas Tech is a family team first.”
Lewis is a top 150 player for both websites linked, which is a good thing. If you’re keeping track, this puts Texas Tech 44th for Rivals and 43rd for 24/7 Sports, both 6th in the Big 12. And there’s a ton of time for things to shake up, so for now this is an improvement over the past few years. Let’s see how things end in December.
As far as Lewis is concerned, he’s a really solid linebacker, playing mostly the middle and it appears that he’s sort of running the defense and they somewhat let him freelance a bit. His highlights has a ton of video of him making solid stops in the run game (that’s his job), but he’ll also blitz and he looks really tough to stop. And this is just his junior video, so I’d imagine that he’s improved a bit over last year, perhaps playing a bit bigger.