Joseph Lewis is the No. 2 wide receiver in the 247 Sports National Composite and No. 13 overall player in the class of 2017. The Hawkins (Los Angeles) star has everyone from USC to Alabama to Nebraska to Oregon, among many others, hot on his trail. Now Lewis has agreed to give USA TODAY HSS exclusive access into his world by chronicling everything from intimate details about his recruitment to his everyday life in a monthly blog.
What’s up world, it’s Joseph Lewis and I’m kicking off my USA Today blog so check it out!
As you guys can see I named my blog “From Nothing to Something” and the reason for that is where I’m from it’s tough to make it out. There’s a lot of gang violence and a lot of opportunities to make the wrong choices. I’m from a single-parent home and a lot of people in my position don’t make it, but with help from my support system I’ve been fortunate to make the right decisions and I’m on my way to making a positive impact in the world.
The season is going great so far; we’re 6-0 right now and I feel like we’re clicking as a team. I’ve got about seven touchdowns on the season and the thing I’m most proud of is how I’ve grown as a leader and teammate and my blocking. That’s something I really wanted to improve on.
I’m feeling like we’ve got what it takes to win a state title this year after we weren’t able to play for one last year due to CIF issues.
We’re just gonna keep growing and getting better as a team every week; mostly we just want to stay consistent and I think we’ll be OK.
My recruitment is going OK too.
I just got back from an official visit Oregon this past weekend. I visited Nebraska the week before.
The Oregon visit was cool.
I had a game Friday and I flew out to Oregon on Saturday.
It was cool because I got to hang out in the locker room before their game. The whole vibe was cool. Everyone was really focused on what they had to do.
I liked to atmosphere; even though they were losing the fans never gave up on them. They just kept cheering the team on. That was cool to see.
That night I just chilled with Dillon Mitchell and a couple of other players. We just hung out and talked about football and all of my options and stuff like that. They gave me some good advice. They weren’t really going hard to recruit me. They basically said to take this process serious and to take my time.
Sunday morning I ate breakfast with the coaches and I had a meeting with Coach (Mark) Helfrich. That was cool, he’s a chill guy. He just wants to make things happen. He wanted me to take my time with it; no pressure.
I would have to give that visit an 8 out of 10; definitely had a good time.
The Nebraska visit was great too.
I got there on a Friday and met with the coaches then we got something to eat and hung out with everybody. I’d been there multiple times so I didn’t take the tour. After that we went to the walkthrough practices and then hung out with the players. Saturday was gameday so that was cool! I think all of the festivities around the game would have to be my favorite part of the visit. Their fans are live!
That and hanging out with the players was the best part. I had a great time.
We went to get something to eat with the coaches again and had a good talk with them and that was it.
I had a great time. I would give the visit a 9.5 out of 10.
Right now my plan is to make my decision at the Army All-American Bowl Game, but if I’m not ready then I’ll just wait until Signing Day.
I can’t believe it’s my senior year. This year is all business for me though! I want to keep my grades high. Right now I have a 3.3 GPA, but I want that 4.0. It’s gonna be hard, but I’m gonna give it my best shot.
I’m planning to take the SAT soon too.
So when I’m not in school or training I usually just chill with my friends and my little brother. He really looks up to me and I like to spend time with him and his younger friends. I’m pretty normal.
I definitely love my video games though; my favorite game to play is Call of Duty. I’m pretty good!
OK everybody, again this is Joseph Lewis and that’s it for my first blog.
Hope you liked it and I hope you’ll come back for the next one.
I’ll see you then.
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