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.
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.