Sunday morning conversations between Alabaster (AL) Kingwood Christian tight end C’yontai Lewis (6-5, 220) and Florida head coach Will Muschamp and offensive coordinator Brent Pease confirmed all the reasons why Lewis feels comfortable with his commitment to the Gators. In Gainesville for Florida’s 31-17 win over Tennessee, Lewis celebrated the victory Saturday night, but Sunday morning he got in some face time with Muschamp and Pease.
“It was a good visit; it was on point,” Lewis said. “I stayed until Sunday morning but it was real good. I went to the game and then I hung out with a couple of players afterwards. I was with (D.J) Humphries and Donnie Lee who runs track.”
The visit with Muschamp was all about staying on track academically and making some gains in the weight room.
“Coach Muschamp was just talking to me about my weight and keeping my grades up,” Lewis said. “He wants me to just gain as much weight as I can but when I get here they want to work with me and get me to about 240-245.”
When that visit was over, Lewis headed down the hall to Pease’s office where the conversation turned to the UF offense and where he will fit in when he comes to Gainesville.
“Coach Pease was just saying that they just have a lot of line of scrimmage tight ends and that they don’t have any receiving tight ends that can move around and play the slot and catch the ball,” Lewis said. “I feel like if I come in and do what I’m supposed to do and work hard that I can play early and ball out and score touchdowns.”
Lewis is so convinced that Florida is the right place to be for his college football career that he’s been doing a good bit of recruiting for the Gators.
“I’ve been recruiting Bo (Scarbrough) and Cory (Thomas),” Lewis said. “Bo was mad that he couldn’t get a ride from IMG after the ACT on Saturday he called me in the middle of the game mad. I think they didn’t want him to make it up.”
Lewis plans to be back in Gainesville for the annual in-state slugfest between Florida and Florida State. He plans to take his official visit for the banquet weekend in December.
So far this year Lewis has 26 catches for 410 yards and six touchdowns plus two interceptions on the defensive side of the ball.