USC QB commit Lewis reclassifying to ’25 class
Pete Thamel, ESPNJan 16, 2024, 11:29 AM ET Julian Lewis, the leading high school football player in the class of 2026, is headed to college a year early.The quarterback informed ESPN that he plans to reclassify and go into college in the class of 2025. That implies this upcoming season at Carrollton High School in Georgia will be his last year in high school.Lewis committed to
USC in August. That is among a number of prominent schools that has hired him to come in either the class of 2025 or 2026.” Considering that I was 7 years old, among my objectives has actually been to play Department I football,”Lewis told ESPN.”Through hard work and sacrifice that goal has actually become a reality. I have actually been blessed to have 2 excellent seasons under Coach Joey King and I have confidence that after this coming season I will be all set to compete at the next level.Editor’s Picks”So, after much prayer and talking with my family, coaches and fitness instructors I will be reclassifying to the class of 2025.”Lewis is such
a talent that he could be ESPN’s top-ranked high school player in either the class of 2025 or 2026. It’s anticipated that he’ll be ranked No. 1 in the class of 2025 in ESPN’s next rankings when they come out on Jan. 29. In ESPN’s August rankings of high school potential customers no matter class, Lewis ranked ahead of the current leading player in the class of 2025, quarterback Bryce Underwood, who just recently committed to LSU. In two seasons at Carrollton High School (Georgia ), Julian Lewis has thrown for an overall of 7,212 backyards, 96 touchdowns and finished nearly 66%of his passes. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Not unexpected of a player of his stature, Lewis has deals from the sport’s top programs– Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Texas and Oregon. Lewis, 16, is likewise the unusual high school recruit who has actually developed a strong national track record beyond hiring circles, as he already has 131,000 Instagram followers.King likewise coached Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence when he remained in high school. Lewis’ talent has actually been compared to that of both Lawrence and Georgia native Justin Fields when at the exact same age.King informed ESPN in 2015 about Lewis:”I have actually had
the opportunity of coaching Trevor Lawrence. He remains in the same classification as Trevor. The skill set and arm skill he has actually are certainly advanced for his age.”In 2 seasons of high school, he’s thrown for a total of
7,212 backyards, 96 goals and completed nearly 66 %of his passes. This year, he threw 48 touchdowns and just two interceptions, below 12 a year ago.Lewis had actually emerged as the face of the case for Georgia high school professional athletes to make NIL deals,
a guideline that passed in the state in early October.He’ll now have one more season of high school in Georgia before getting in the college world. USC does not have a quarterback dedication in the class of 2025. More than half of that class’leading quarterbacks– 4 of the top 5 dual risks and six of the leading 10 pocket passers– have already verbally devoted.