Cameron Lewis is going to be counted on to be an early contributor on the LSU defense in 2016.
The 6-foot-1, 192-pounder was rated as the nation’s No. 13 prospect safety, and signed with LSU over Texas A&M.
There were many factors that led the four-star prospect to commit to LSU early and stick with the in-state Tigers. But that pledge evolved into a letter of intent earlier this month, and dabbing may have played a huge role.
One of the Monroe, La., native’s lasting memories during the recruiting process was his visit to LSU, in which coach Les Miles flaunted some of his now infamous dance moves.
The dab naturally was involved, and served as a humorous story for Lewis to tell for the rest of his life.
“Haha,” Lewis laughed as he recalled Miles’ dabbing. “Seeing Coach Miles dab for the first time was the funniest story from any recruiting trip.”
If you could give a junior only one piece of advice about the recruiting process, what would it be? To enjoy the process a little longer.
What school came in second? What could they have done a little better? TCU and Texas A&M should have jumped on me early like LSU did. LSU did a very good job recruiting me. They have some great coaches.
What was the most creative thing a school or coach did to get your attention? Coming to my neighborhood. It’s rough out here.
What was the biggest rumor about you that wasn’t true? I was going to Texas A&M.
What’s the biggest secret you kept during the recruiting process? I loved and dreamed of playing for LSU since junior high.
What is the funniest thing any head coach said to you during the entire recruiting process, either on phone or in person? Haha, I don’t remember really. A lot of funny stuff happened.
What was your biggest regret during the recruiting process? I have no regrets. I enjoyed it. It’s all a blessing, thank God.
Describe the impact of cost of attendance on your recruiting? None.
Which coach was it the hardest to say no, that you weren’t coming there? I don’t really know.
Which school disappointed you the most during recruiting? Really, no school. Because throughout my whole recruiting process, I was committed to LSU.
Which college would you have considered more seriously if they had offered you earlier in the process? Forever LSU!
How much negative recruiting was out there? Not much. A lot of people supported my decision, but you know, there’s always negatives. But that’s life.
Which head coach of a team that you did not sign with was the nicest? (TCU) coach (Gary) Patterson and (Texas A&M) coach (Kevin) Sumlin.
If you were in charge of the NCAA, what’s the one rule you would change with recruiting? Targeting. Like, they’re trying to make the game safe, but the targeting hits — sometimes they aren’t on purpose. Sometimes, it just ends up that way.