Lewis is the #13 ranked player in ESPN’s high school recruiting rankings hailing from New Jersey. He was down to Florida and Kentucky before opting for the Gators, so he’ll face Kentucky twice next year.
After gaining the commitment of Tre Mann and Omar Payne recently, Florida’s momentum for Lewis began to grow as they continue to assemble a top-five class.
To put more icing on the cake Florida added one of Lewis’ Ranney High School teammates, Alex Klatsky, as a walk-on recently. This all but sealed the deal for what is surely the best recruit of the Mike White era in Gainesville, Florida.
Lewis is one of the most highly regarded prospects of the current senior class with his length and size on the wing. He has lottery potential with the NBA as a two-way player and his physical capability will have NBA scouts flooding Florida games.
Gator faithful already knew they were in good hands with Mike White, even after falling far off from their expectations last year. Landing high-level recruits will only solidify the fact that Florida will soon rise back to prevalence with White leading the way.
As for Kentucky, they’ll probably focus harder on Keion Brooks now. They were still recruiting Brooks, who will visit Kentucky soon, but you have to think they’ll make him a bigger priority now that Lews is is off the board.
Kentucky will be just fine in 2019.
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