New defensive coordinator John Chavis is scouting his first crop of high school linebacker prospects for the Tigers, and Missouri City’s Shaun Lewis has the Chief’s attention.
Lewis, who at 6-feet, 205-pounds possesses 4.5 speed, said that the relationship between the two is definitely in bloom.
“Coach Chavis talked to me and my mom and dad for a good bit, and he let me know that they need a linebacker like me to make things work,” he said. “I got into some good talks with coach Porter and coach Miles as well, so the weekend was a big success.”
After touring the campus, Lewis and his family made their way to Tiger Stadium for the spring game.
That is when the 4-star prospect said that things really took shape.
“The defense looked really good out there,” he said. “LSU definitely has some athletes. It was a great game, even though it was high scoring on one end.
“The rain kind of messed things up, but a lot of people still came out,” added Lewis. “I was impressed.”
With nearly 30 offers to his credit, where does the visit leave the Tigers?
Lewis said the weekend was nearly perfect, except of course for the visit from Mother Nature.
“I think that I would give my visit a 9, because the weather took one of the points away,” he said with a laugh. “If it would have been sunny outside I think that I could have called the visit perfect.”
A talk from a few Tigers, of course, left the good feeling with Lewis.
“Guys on the team, like Kelvin Sheppard, told me that their experience has been amazing.
“Coach Miles sat down and pointed out all the best aspects of the program, and things sound pretty good to me."
Lewis said he would be back in Baton Rouge for the Tigers’ four-day camp this summer.