Arlington Head Coach Chris Wiley
"James has everything you'd want in a football player: a big, athletic guy, great leader and solid citizen.
"As our left tackle, James was a very athletic guy with great feet. He had the strength to get good push and the long, rangy arms to get his hands on defenders. In short yardage situations, we went toward James."
"Being a basketball player here, I can't wait to see James when he gets in a football-only program. He's going to get a lot stronger and has a chance to become an outstanding player at Vanderbilt."
Selected Vanderbilt over Duke, Illinois, Kentucky, Memphis
High School Senior captain... Three-year starter at OT for school near Memphis.... As senior, helped Arlington to 8-3 record and first round of 6A state playoffs... Played in two postseason games: Tennessee East-West Game and inaugural All-World Gridiron Classic in Charleston, S.C... Three-time All-District recipient and named to Commercial-Appeal's Best of Preps squad... As junior, helped squad to district title and 10-0 regular season, just one year after a 1-9 campaign... Also plays forward on varsity basketball squad... Member of DECA Club and Future Business Leaders of America.
James Edward Lewis... Son of Bryan and Endia Lewis... Born Dec. 4, 1992... Dad is senior account manager; mom is early intervention specialist... Has a younger brother, Brian II... An uncle, Darren Hughes, played in NFL... Volunteers as youth coach at summer camps... Plays the tuba... Interested in sports medicine career.