ECU Signs Additional Football Player

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Lance Lewis, a wide receiver who prepped at Concord (N.C.) High School and recently closed out a two-year stay at East Mississippi Community College, has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend and play football at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head coach Ruffin McNeill Wednesday.

The addition of Lewis increases the number of ECU newcomers to 19 during the traditional February signing period after 18 prospects inked with the Pirate program Feb. 3.

Lewis is expected to enroll at East Carolina this summer.

-Lewis Bio-

Lance Lewis, WR, 6-3, 200, Jr., Concord, N.C. (East Mississippi CC)
East Mississippi Community College: Earned 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region 23 and Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-North State First Team honors after leading the 11-1 Lions with 52 receptions and 897 receiving yards … Averaged 17.3 yards per catch and ranked second nationally with 16 touchdown receptions, which included scoring grabs of 83 yards (Northeast Mississippi), 80 yards (Mississippi Gulf Coast), 73 yards (Jones County/state playoffs) and 68 yards (Northwest Mississippi) … Registered five games with 100 or more yards receiving, including five catches for a career-best 165 yards (2 TDs) in EMCC’s state playoff win over Jones County … Followed that outing with a career-high nine receptions for 138 yards and four touchdowns to help lead the Lions to the school’s first-ever MACJC state football championship with a memorable 75-71 triumph over Mississippi Gulf Coast in the title game … Also ran back two punts for 54 yards during the year. West Hills College (Calif.): Had a team third-best 34 receptions for 546 yards, including a season-long 73-yarder, and three touchdowns in eight games as a freshman in 2007 … Also had a 13-yard rush … Was a teammate of current Pirate running back Giavanni Ruffin at WHC. High School: Teamed with Mississippi State basketball standout Dee Bost at Concord (N.C.) High School to lead the Spiders to state championships in football and basketball during their senior seasons … Credited with 81 catches for 1,151 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior in 2006 … Added 46 rushes for 228 yards and a pair of scores … Made seven interceptions on defense during last season, returning four for touchdowns … Averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists per game on the hardwood during state-championship winning final campaign … Collected second-straight NCPreps.com 3A All-State Second Team basketball honors in 2006-07, along with being selected as the South Piedmont Player-of-the-Year and earning 3A East All-Star recognition … Had 54 receptions for 1,080 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, while picking off three passes defensively.


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  • by KC on Feb 28, 2010 at 09:53 PM
    Lance (#4) had 4 TDs in this game and the video showed 2 long pass TDs. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIlb0SBtVzU
  • by tar04 on Feb 27, 2010 at 09:06 AM
    It will stay under raps until decision is made. They will probablly lose some scholars and maybe a bowl game. These are major violations but as I stated before USC is a cash cow so it should be interesting. Ruling should come soon. It will be hard to protect them because these were major violations.
  • by Flounder Location: Newport on Feb 26, 2010 at 05:12 PM
    To Deadfish: Billy came over late today & Showed me the latest on USC.Seems as a Ruling against USC will happen soon. Also why did you not tell us that Lance Lewis was being recruited by USC? You of all folks being the USC expert should have known that. My Buddies Fishstick,Crabcake ,Trout,Sea Bass ,Spot,Rockfish.Josephus Jr.,& Of course you friend "Billy" Say hello. I Will not rile up up too bad because you have your hands full with "Bud" right now. Just remember the facts."SEC IS BETTER THAN PACK 10".Alabama & Florida Rule & Are much better than USC. "Billy" Says his new book "USC -A FALL FROM GLORY"(177 Pg,Doubleday). is coming out soon & He will send you a signed copy.Just Need A Address to send it to.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Feb 26, 2010 at 05:04 PM
    tar04: Have you read anything about the USC NCAA hearing? Thanks
  • by Great White Shark Location: east coast on Feb 26, 2010 at 03:54 PM
    you guys are wasting energy typing...end the convo cheers
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Feb 26, 2010 at 01:05 PM
    Bud: Sir, I don't pamper USC like you sanctimoniously down play ECU. I report accurately good, bad, ugly or indifferently. I strongly suggest you read about the Reggie Bush situation instead of irresponsibly and inaccurately gossiping about it. I haven't tagged ECU with anything. I have repeated what WITN and WNCT have reported. By your own admission you have NOT researched yet you have irresponsibly commented. Let's be fair shall we? Thanks
  • by tar04 on Feb 26, 2010 at 12:43 PM
    I do practice law my 2nd year and not to say I am a trial lawyer who does not deal with sports but injury claims. However this will favor USC in this trial and the self imposed sanctions were not harsh. This is what schools do to try to avoid prohbation and scholar money which is key. It is obvious that they cheated and got caught or if you are a lawyer or Tiger Woods you use TRANSGRESSIONS. I am a tarheel so everyone will hate me but it is nothing more than time before it unfolds. Schools like USC are more protected becasue they are a cash cow unlike UCF who just got two years. It should be interesting. By the way who said the PAc 10 is as good as the SEC what an idiot.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Feb 26, 2010 at 11:52 AM
    Mr. Bud, Sir: Thank you. Just like I gave-up on with the ECU VS Duke recruiting subject you might as well give-up trying to sell me ECU/G'ville>I will NOT buy, period-with ALL due respect that IS. Back to USC, the school admn. took responsibility for the OJ Mayo situation and self imposed a very hard punishment. They did NOT take any chances with RB Joe McKnight and banned him from the Emerald Bowl. The Reggie Bush situation is entirely different and more complicated. When researching any NCAA investigation you must keep in mind that they don't have any subpoena powers which favors who is investigated. By the same token the burden of proof is much lower than in a court room. I am NOT a lawyer but lawyers have posted what I've just said. In addition to ESPN, latimes.com/sports and usc.freedomblogging.com have covered USC. ESPN has NOT been exactly friendly towards USC lately. The LAT has always been tough and forever critical of USC. CONT>
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Feb 26, 2010 at 09:46 AM
    Deadfish. All the local media covers ECU because it's the LOCAL UNIVERSITY. The LA media has UCLA and USC right there, and all the other Cal wherevers just like we have the UNC system. The Triangle Area has UNC, NCSU and Dook; we have ECU. I'm sure the LA media doesn't ignore one team for preference of another, but I bet they report more about the closest university than one 300 miles away. Same for our media. We're not gonna talk about Wake Forest, it's not relevant to our geographic location. As for Clay Matthews, I'm not sure why you're name dropping. What does he have to do with any part of this story or discussion? Watch, I can name drop too! Chris Johnson! David Garrard! Jeff Blake! I want to know why you didn't compare USC's transgressions to the one's you apply to ECU? I said the whole USA would agree that paying OJ Mayo and giving Reggie Bush all that free stuff far outweighs the things you tagged to ECU. How do you feel about that?
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Feb 26, 2010 at 09:21 AM
    Continuing. If you're familiar with the location of ECU, then you must know it sits riiiight on the fringe of Scarytown, USA. That said, for you to lump the activities of downtown Greenville in with ECU is asinine. ECU doesn't sponsor bars downtown and has no control over what goes on. Having been downtown last Halloween, I can attest that the majority of the population consists of about 35% ECU kids and 65% people from the neighboring areas who are not students and never attended ECU. Besides, when's the last time you heard of an ECU student shooting anybody downtown? *See police reports for all the students who are robbed and shot; what's the description of the perpetrator? And as for the stupid fight at the bowl game, the player involved was Mr. Williams, a hometown guy who thinks he can do anything apparently, and a repeat offender who shouldn't be on the team period. Every team has a bad apple or two, it's inevitable. Continuing again ->
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