We are still over four months away from the first signing period in the 2019 recruiting cycle, but it is never too early to take a peek at the 2020 class. Auburn added a commitment on Sunday to its 2020 class with three-star defensive lineman Damarjhe Lewis.
“When I went up there for my visit, I felt at home,” Lewis told GN. “I liked the coaches and everybody knew who I was. The atmosphere was really good.
“Coach (Rodney) Garner really stood out to me. I look at Coach Garner as a dad type coach. I’m just comfortable around him and I can be myself around him.”
Lewis describes what it meant to him to receive the offer from Auburn back on July 28.
“It meant the world,” he said. “I was super-excited when I got it. I didn’t know that I was going to get it, but when I got it, I knew I was going to commit.”
Lewis, (6-foot-2, 270 pounds) from Griffin (GA) High, is among the top 30 defensive tackles in the country for the 2020 class. He grew up in a family of Georgia Bulldog fans; what was their reaction to his Auburn commitment?
“They were shocked, but my mom and my family, they are happy about it,” he said.
Lewis has a very high opinion of the Auburn coaching staff, especially head coach Gus Malzahn.
“I just got off the phone with him and he was super-excited,” Lewis said. “Coach Gus is a wonderful guy. You can talk to him about anything.”
As for what Auburn is getting in Lewis?
“I would say my get off and my hands, especially my hands are my biggest strengths,” he said. “I can also move all around the defensive line.”
Lewis had this message for the Auburn fan base.
“When I get to Auburn, I’m going to give them 100 percent on every rep. I’m going to be grinding, straight grinding. War Eagle.”
With the commitment of Lewis, Auburn now has five commitments already for its 2020 class.
Three of those five, four-star wide receiver Kobe Hudson, four-star defensive end Andy Boykin, and Lewis are all from the state of Georgia.
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