High school football: McGuinness' Jacob Lewis a different option in deep quarterback class

SUPER 30 — Lewis has six offers across the country, but McGuinness coach Justin Jones still feels the senior is underrated among a class of elite quarterback recruits.
by Jacob Unruh Published: July 8, 2013
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Jacob Lewis is buried in a deep quarterback class across the state.

In a normal year, the Bishop McGuinness senior might be the most-talked about quarterback in the state, garnering six offers from schools across the country and facing the possibility of adding more.

But the trio of Norman North's David Cornwell, Edmond Santa Fe's Justice Hansen and Broken Arrow's Coleman Key make this far from a normal year.

However, Lewis is different from the others as a true dual-threat quarterback.

“The class overall in Oklahoma is really strong,” Lewis said. “Out of the three I'm probably most similar to Justice, but we're also different quarterbacks as well. He's a little bit more of a dropback, I'm a little bit more of a tuck it and run, but we both throw the ball pretty well.”

Last season, Lewis rushed for 1,483 yards and 24 touchdowns, but he also completed 56 percent of his passes and threw 28 touchdowns.

It was the kind of season and has been the kind of summer to earn offers from Air Force, Harvard, Holy Cross, Navy, South Dakota and Yale. He's also ranked No. 20 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruit rankings for 2014.

But McGuinness coach Justin Jones said Lewis is entering his senior season underrated.

“I'm more shocked right now because I think that Jake ought to have a lot more offers,” Jones said. “I think a lot of people are just missing the boat a little bit.

“I think he's underrated, I think he's undervalued, especially across maybe the nation right now mainly because he is only 6-2. He's freaky athletic. He's also in a bad year as far as when you look across the nation with the quarterbacks that are coming out, especially in Oklahoma.”

Entering last season, though, Lewis was relatively unknown under center after spending his sophomore season at running back and backing up senior quarterback Camden Tharp.


by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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The Oklahoman's Super 30

No. 20

Name: Jacob Lewis

School: McGuinness

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 208

Position: Quarterback

Recruited by: Air Force, Harvard, Holy Cross, Navy, South Dakota, Yale

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