Louisville got a bit closer to closing out the 2021 recruiting class today when TJ Lewis announced his commitment to the Cards. Lewis is a 3-star Quarterback from Georgia who picked Louisville over Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, UCF, and Georgia Southern. He also holds offers from Boston College, Virginia, App State, and others.
Frank Ponce led the recruitment here with Derek Nicholson contributing as the area recruiter. Ponce is getting a guy for his QB room who can do a lot of dynamic things with his legs. Lewis is a long athlete who can really take off once he gets into space. He has the ability to run away from defenders in the open field but also does pretty well to make guys miss in the pocket.
As a passer, Lewis has a very nice base to start with from a developmental standpoint. It’s common for strong-armed dual threat guys to have issues with putting touch on the football. Lewis doesn’t have that problem at all. He puts great loft on his deep ball and drops it in the bucket on a handful of throws in his highlights. He also shows off his arm strength on some of the slants and seam throws where he puts the ball between two defenders.
While Lewis has room to grow as a passer, Louisville has time to let him develop. They don’t need a guy to come in to play right away so he will be able to work with Ponce and the staff and we could see the same type of progress that we saw with Micale Cunningham last year. If we see that type of improvement from Lewis, he should be a dynamic option for the staff in a couple of years.