Does the nephew of a Pitt great count as a legacy? ESPN.com’s recruiting aggregation says yes (Insider subs). Tim Lewis’ nephew Ryan Lewis has verbaled to Pitt after a late pursuit of the cornerback. Ryan’s dad, Will Lewis — also a former NFL player — is the VP of Football Ops for the Seattle Seahawks.
Ryan and his father were at Pitt this past weekend on a visit. The father liked the visit a lot, because the visit was low key.
Will Lewis said his son, who has offers from Pitt, Colorado and Utah, was impressed by the visit to the Oakland campus for at least one significant reason — Chyrst didn’t pressure him into making an immediate decision.
“He wanted (Ryan) to take it back home and kick it around a little bit,” the elder Lewis said. “He told him, `Talk it over and weigh your options a little bit and if you are able to make a verbal, we will go from there.’ ”
Will Lewis said that was a departure from other schools’ take-it-or-leave-it approach.
You know. Laid-back. “We’ll talk later. It’s chill, bro.” Like two days after leaving an assistant shows up at your door laid-back. Matt House, the secondary coach, flying across the country to visit him in Washington to nail down the verbal.
Lewis is a 2- or 3- or unstarred/not evaluated (Insider subs) recruit. But he obviously has solid bloodlines and hopefully is a bit of a sleeper. Have to assume the Pitt coaches saw something they liked to spring for sending one of their coaches to Seattle and back on such short notice.
Lewis is a 3-star corner.