Augustus Hawkins senior cornerback Robert Lewis signed to play football at Boise State University on February 3. He committed to the University in front of family and fellow teammates.
“I just look forward to getting on that Boise State blue football field, contributing to their football team, and getting into the books and the academics,” said Lewis.
The ceremony for Lewis was the first for Hawkins, football head coach Mil’Von James hopes the event become a tradition for the campus.
“I couldn’t have made it without my teammates, my coaching staff, God, my family supporting me throughout thick and thin,” said Lewis. “Ever since I got into Hawkins high school, it’s been non-stop work every day.”
Lewis helped the Hawks to a strong 8-1 season last fall. They only lost to Crenshaw High school and tied with Los Angeles High School. Lewis racked up 66 all-purpose yards in the 2015 season and achieved a season high of 40 receiving yards in their victory over St. Bernard.
Defensively, Lewis accumulated 30 solo tackles, according to Max Preps. James considers Lewis to be the “toughest and feistiest” athlete he has ever witnessed.
“He just had a work ethic that most kids don’t have,” said James. “He had the desire and the drive to be better.”
Lewis began playing football at the age of seven, according to his mother Patrice Morgan.
“When he first wanted to play, I was okay with it because he was young. But he was kind of scared when he first started because of the impact, the hitting,” said Morgan. “As he grew older, he got better and he learned that it’s okay, you’re not gonna get hurt.”
The defensive coordinator of Boise State had took notice of Lewis during a practice, noted Lewis’ stepfather, Edward Morgan.
“He left and he didn’t say anything to us, but he spoke to the head coaches,” said Edward in regards to the coordinator. “The head coaches thought that the vibe was pretty good.”
Lewis’ father, Robert Lewis III noticed that Lewis was only interested to attending Boise State. Lewis III also played football and has been fascinated with how Lewis plays.
“I was so amazed that he has it,” said Lewis III. “It’s natural, that talent, and I’m happy he [is] using it to his advantage.”