VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Take one look at Jaason Lewis on the football field and its easy to see why he’s ready to make the leap to college football. “I think when you look at positions he can play and his abilities and all in one, he is one of the most unique players to come out of this area and I think he is a player of the year type of player,” says Ocean Lakes high school football coach Chris Scott.
At 6-3, 240 pounds with sprinters speed, Lewis is one of the most unique football players to come out of Hampton Roads. “I started playing football when I was about 7, but I didn’t get good until my junior year,” says Lewis.
Lewis popped up on college football recruiting radars as early as his freshman year. Even his final list of college choices is different than most players coming out of Virginia Beach. “It was down to Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA,” said Lewis.
Lewis ended up choosing Arizona State University where he feels he can play early. “It’s exciting because there are not a lot of big running backs in college football. I believe I can be the next best running back in college if I put all the work into it.” added Lewis.
The Ocean Lakes football program has produced many Division 1 college football players with some going on to success in the NFL.
Coach Scott see’s a very bright future for Lewis. “It wouldn’t be a surprise if you see him as a speed rush defensive end because of his size and speed because he will continue to get bigger. And it would not be a surprise to see him as one of the biggest running backs in the country, possibly competing for a Heisman Trophy award or possibly make it into the NFL. He has that ceiling. But he has to take care of business now,” said Scott.
Lewis has also accepted an invite to play in the Army All-American Bowl game, but before then, the mission is a long run in the post season with a shot winning the schools first every state title in football. “We’ve been there once and what know what it takes to win, so now we just need to win it,” said Lewis.