March 17, 2010

Lewis planning a June enrollment

Jameon Lewis arrived at Tylertown High School at 6:30 a.m. decked out in Mississippi State gear ready to sign his national letter of intent on Feb. 3.

But at that time of the morning there was no fan fare made, just a few teachers outside on bus duty. But it was still a memorable moment for the 5-foot-9, 175-pounder regardless.

"It was an exciting day," Lewis said. "We signed and my mom and I celebrated. We both had on our Mississippi State clothes. After that it just turned into a regular day and I started practicing for track so I can stay in shape for football season."

Lewis participates in all of the relay teams for the Chiefs as well as the 100-meters.

But Lewis really did not need a big deal made about his signing with the Bulldogs. Since he committed on June 14, people have been offering their congratulations and well wishes.

"There are a lot of people that come up to me and congratulate me at the school," Lewis said. "They tell me that it's a great school. It's exciting really just to have more recognition."

Lewis, nicknamed "Tubby" by his mother as a baby, received plenty of attention over the past two years leading Tylertown to back-to-back South State Championships and the overall 3A title as a senior. Lewis completed 75-of-137 passing for 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also rushed 200 more times for 1,182 yards and 18 more scores.

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