USA Get Verbal Commitment From JuCo Pass Rusher

February 1, 2013 · By · Filed Under Football, Recruiting 

Jersey and Pads

National Signing day is quickly approaching and the Jags got a verbal commitment from a much needed pass rusher on Thursday.

Akeem Lewis, a 6’3″ 242-pound Louisiana native, had an offer from Southern Miss but chose South Alabama to continue his college career. He totalled 17.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks last year in his sophomore season. He visited campus in early December and had since gotten interest from Washington and Arizona State then added Michigan, Illinois and Houston all showed interest later in his recruitment.

He told 247Sports that his family was a big factor in choosing South Alabama over other suitors. “Well, I’m from Louisiana, so it would be close to home,” he said. “My mom could come see me play, so it’s just the best fit for me right now. Just getting closer to home.”

Verbal commitments are non-binding. National Signing day is Wednesday, February 6th.

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