An athlete we will hear a great deal about over the next couple of seasons will be Sophomore Nate Lewis (6-1 215 So. LB) of Arlington HS in Washington. Lewis started this past season and helped the Eagles D post a (6-4) record on a team with only a 27 man roster. Injuries took a toll on a very talented squad that was already low on overall numbers.
Nate’s work ethic has separated him from a majority of his peers both on and of the field. He attended every NEI/Barton Elite Event during the winter, and has been to every camp and combine up until this past week. Lewis has traveled to compete and shown an overwhelming sense of urgency to get better.
The first thing you notice about Lewis is that he passes the eye test. The kid just looks like a linebacker and runs at ball carriers with reckless abandonment. ” My dream is to play D1 football and I understand how much time and effort goes into getting to that level”. He continued, “I feel that the Barton events have really helped me prepare while competing against the best the northwest has to offer”.
The Eagles started out the season (4-0) before catching a few tough breaks. Lewis accounted for 45 tackles and 2 sacks as a sophomore, and also maintains honor roll status in the classroom while taking AP classes. The kid is driven behind words and his play speaks for itself.
Nate Lewis serves as a model to other young athletes looking to better themselves on and off the field. He has been in the mix at each of our camps and combines for positional MVP honors, and will be a highly ranked linebacker in the state of Washington when we release our positional rankings for the 2014 class.
” I think we can improve on last season, as we return some very talented athletes..We are grinding in the weight room every day and we are all looking forward to the up coming season”. Lewis is one of the most talented young athletes in Washington and we look forward to covering him over the next couple of years.
(Nate Lewis 6-1 220 Jr. LB Arlington HS)