Strongside defensive end
Weight: 260 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.6 seconds
Bio Notes: Selected first-team all-state, all-city and all-district on both sides of ball as a defensive end and offensive tackle.
Stats/Honors: Selected first team all-state and second team all-district as an offensive tackle as a junior. First team all-state and all-district as a defensive end. Recorded 89 tackles, 25 1/2 sacks (state record), five passes broken up, two blocked punts, one blocked field goal, and two fumble recoveries. Lewis carries a 3.0 GPA and took the ACT in April. He bench presses 310, squats 435 and power cleans 295.
Scouting Report: Lewis is an outstanding defensive line prospect that could play strong-side defensive end or defensive tackle at the next level. He has a great first step, good quickness, a super motor and great size. Lewis can bull rush you and has some nice moves as well. He uses his hands well and defeats blocks very quickly. Lewis appears to be a super pass rusher and also plays the run extremely well. He moves well laterally and is very quick to the ball once he reads and reacts. Lewis has great footwork and would make an outstanding offensive lineman one day if defense didn't work out for him.
"I'm quick and agile. I'm very aggressive and I love contact. I want to get better at reading the ball."
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Aaron Lewis is an impressive defensive lineman on film. The senior to be from Albuquerque (N.M.) La Cueva High School is now 6-4 and 262 pounds and he runs consistently in the 4.6 range. Last year as a junior he had a stellar season, racking up 89 tackles, 25 1/2 sacks (state record), five passes broken up, two blocked punts, one blocked field goal, and two fumble recoveries. These are impressive numbers for anyone, especially for a guy that gets double teamed on a consistent basis.
"I think I have good speed and strength," said Lewis. "I take on the OLs. I love it when they send two sometimes three guys my way and I still make the play. That really hypes me up."
Lewis is an outstanding defensive line prospect that could play strong-side defensive end or defensive tackle at the next level. He has a great first step, good quickness, a super motor and great size. Lewis can bull rush you and has some nice moves. He uses his hands well and defeats blocks very quickly. Lewis appears to be a super pass rusher and also plays the run extremely well. He moves well laterally and is very quick to the ball once he reads and reacts. Lewis has great footwork and would make an outstanding offensive lineman one day if defense didn't work out for him. But for now, he is set on playing one position.
"I want to stay at defensive end. People see me at 260 or so pounds and they think I can't run like I do. But when you see me up close I have a lot more muscle than fat. I have huge legs and a big butt so my weight is a little deceptive."
And so is his speed.
Thus far, Lewis has one scholarship offer from New Mexico. But with the May Evaluation period now upon us things should pick up very nicely for Mr. Lewis.
"This is exciting and I hope things go well. Right now, I am open and I like Notre Dame. I am looking at playing time, the defensive ends these schools have, the coaching staffs and my major (engineering or business)."
Lewis plans on camping at FSU this summer. He would attend more camps but he has two family weddings to attend during the camp season. So to make up for that he plans on going out and making some unofficial visits to such schools as Texas,Georgia Tech, Alabama and others.
Lewis, who bench presses 310 pounds, squats 435 and power cleans 295, is also an accomplished track and field athlete. Last year he placed second in state in both the shot put and discuss. He also carries a 3.0 GPA and has scored a 21 on the ACT.
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The Aaron Lewis Story
February 10, 2004
Aaron Lewis is going to be one of the top defensive linemen in the country next year and he has already been offered by the New Mexico Lobos.
Lewis (6-4, 265, 4.6) has gotten bigger, stronger, and faster since I saw him play back in September. This amazing athlete finished his junior season with a school record and New Mexico high school record for quarterback sacks in a single season with 25 and a half.
He not only set the New Mexico State Sack Record, he also helped lead his La Cueva team to a perfect season record and a New Mexico State Championship. In this great junior season, along with the impressive sack record, he also recorded 99 tackles of with 18 were solo, for a minus 44-yards in total losses, recovered three fumbles, one safety, blocked one punt, and had five five pass knock downs.
Also remember that he played about half of the games, because his team was so dominating, he rarely played in the fourth quarter and left the game many times in the third quarter. Think about his stats, if he could have played the entire game for the whole season.
He seems to have it all. He bench presses around 325-pounds and squats around 425-pounds. His favorite schools include Florida State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Michigan, North Carolina, and New Mexico. New Mexico has already offered, while others are on the way.
The Original Aaron Lewis Story
October 15, 2003
Aaron Lewis (6-3, 255, 4.8) of Albuquerque La Cueva, New Mexico will be one of the most dominating two-way linemen in the country as a senior. If he lived in the Dallas or Houston area, he would be on every recruiting list in the country. Before I left Albuquerque, after a three-week vacation, I saw this kid play twice and he was the best player on the defensive side of the field in both games.
He could have also been selected to the All-State team on offense. In his recent game, he recorded 9 tackles, a sack, and two quarterback pressures. After seven games, Lewis was the defensive team leader in every tackle category for a team that had only given-up seven points for the entire seven game season.
He also had recorded 38 tackles, 14 sacks, 25 quarterback pressures, caused two fumbles, and recovered two fumbles. He is also on schedule to break the 52 sack career record.
In the latest Insiders update he says he wants to play in the Big Ten or ACC. The five schools that he will take official visits to include Texas, Georgia Tech, New Mexico, Ohio State and Florida State.
He was one of 13 Dlineman that made Lemmings top 100 for '05