One of the more sought after 2021 recruits in the entire Midwest; Julian Lewis, list of offers recently grew. On Monday, Ohio University put out a scholarship offer to Lewis to put his list up eight. Lewis is a 6’6” wing at Ann Arbor Huron High School in Michigan. 

Lewis received his first offer from Youngstown State back in July and they continued to roll in after that. Since his first offer, the junior has also been offered by Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Oakland, Toledo, Duquesne, Denver, in addition to his most recent of Ohio. His stocked started to soar this summer while playing with Reach Legends and has just continued to grow from there. 

In addition to the eight schools that have offered him, Butler, Holy Cross, Loyola (IL), Michigan, Missouri, and VCU are some of the other schools that he has heard from. While he has no visits scheduled, he is hoping to visit all of the schools that have been recruiting him soon.

“Somewhere I can continue to grow with a great culture with coaches and players that help each other grow and great academic programs,” Lewis responded on what he would like in his future college. 

Lewis feels his game is similar to Kawhi Leonard in the aspect that each of them play well on both sides of the basketball. “I take pride in defense,” Lewis mentioned, plus to saying that he plays with a “high motor” when talking about his game. He has also impressed college coaches on the offensive side with his ability to knock down jumpers from the perimeter plus take defenders off the dribble to the basket. However, a few things Lewis mentioned that he is working on include “ball handling, decision making and being more of a consistent shooter.” 

When talking about his season is going so far at Huron, Lewis was all about the team. “I’m not really a stats guy…my main goal is to do whatever it takes to help my team get to the state championship.” As Lewis progresses more into his junior season and the spring travel season, it will be interesting to see what other college programs get involved with him and his recruitment.