Posted: 7:52 am Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

After shoulder surgery, Lewis ‘all good’ for Tech 

By Ken Sugiura

Terrell Lewis has brought two notable assets with him to Georgia Tech for his freshman season.

One is a healthy shoulder. The other is considerable versatility.

Lewis, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker, had a tear in his labrum surgically repaired in the spring but has been cleared, he said. Lewis suffered the injury in the fall but it wasn’t discovered until after the season, he said.

“I’ve had the bug in the back of my head about the shoulder, but I think it’s all good now,” said Lewis, from Ocoee, Fla. “

As for his capacity to play different positions, Lewis is slotted for linebacker, but in high school played wide receiver, tight end, defensive end, outside linebacker, safety, corner and returned kicks in his final two seasons.

“I played maybe defensive end one series, next series linebacker, next series corner, next series safety,” Lewis said.

It speaks to athletic ability, adaptability and an understanding of the game, all of which would seem to point to a decent chance to play this fall.

A goal is “just to try and make an immediate impact, try and do as much as I can for the team,” he said. “I’m trying to just go in there, help the coaches, help the team as much as possible. I want to be able to contribute, get an ACC championship.”

Lewis was also offered by Miami, LSU and Nebraska. It was his interest in Miami that caused an eye-opening situation for Lewis.

Lewis had told a recruiting website that he really liked Miami and was going to make a visit to the school. But he changed plans after committing to Tech. That led to Lewis getting attacked by Miami fans on Twitter, he said.

“Twitter is a powerful thing, especially with the fans,” he said.

A valuable lesson, certainly, and an episode he’ll gladly leave in the past.

Said Lewis, “I’m just ready to go.”

Seventh in a series of updates on Tech’s freshman class

Preddy ready to give ‘110 percent’

For Kagawa, ‘a long journey’ to Tech

DE Merriweather loves football, math

OT Jake Stickler ready to compete

Safety Jalen Johnson eager to get back on field after ACL tear

Trey Klock playing in Big 33 all-star game

12 comments
Gr8_2B_aFuzzyB
Gr8_2B_aFuzzyB

Ken, is he a true freshman or redshirt? Sounds like a possible impact player, where ever he ends up playing on the field.

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

Lewis was also offered by Miami, LSU and Nebraska.

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If LSU offered...That's a big time player. Their defense is good! Glad to hear he's back in the lineup.

Warchild1980
Warchild1980

 Glad to have him on the flats. Does not tackle very well, something good coaching will fix quickly. 

BigTimeTECHFan
BigTimeTECHFan

Also glad to hear Roddy Jones was hired for Tech broadcasting, he will do an awesome job.

Halfback
Halfback

Welcome to Tech!  Looking forward to seeing you on the field.  GO JACKETS. 

juvenal
juvenal

called twitter cuz a lot of twits on it.........rules enforced better in fla both the handoutcanes  & felony sex u would be easier to beat

BigTimeTECHFan
BigTimeTECHFan

Thanks for the update, Tech had a great recruiting class last year, like to updates on all the incoming freshman, getting me fired up for the season.

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Miami Fans?  Can't be more than a couple hundred at best by the looks of their 1/2 sold out stadium for most games.

JacketMan
JacketMan

Everybody knows that a Hurricane blows.