Auburn football wide receivers coach Marcus Davis is the reason why Robert Lewis has the Tigers at his No. 1 spot, the Covington (GA) native revealed.
“Right now, Auburn is No. 1 on my list,” Lewis said (h/t Rivals). “Just with how they approached me. They were the first team to contact me really and they really were the first team to show face. I saw Coach Davis, that was the first coach I met throughout this whole program, so Auburn’s No. 1.
“He knows the game of football, it’s just what me and him talked about besides football and off the field. I can really relate to him. There’s a lot of good things that I think he can teach me, help me with, improve my game, just to be a better football player. Me and him, it’s a good fit.”
The lure of the Loveliest Village on the Plains also has Lewis considering AU for his final year of eligibility.
“I enjoyed the campus life,” Lewis prefaced before saying, “There’s a lot of good traditions that Auburn has here and Auburn just seems like it could be a good fit for me. I could see myself playing here.”
Robert Lewis could be a potential mentor to Auburn football receivers
Lewis’s role could be a mentor to the incoming Tigers receivers, including recent flip Cameron Coleman, less-recent flip Perry Thompson, Bryce Cain, and Malcolm Simmons; a role he himself offered.
“They’re expecting the young guys to come in and play and compete for a starting position,” Lewis said. “With me, I think just coming from where I come from and just knowing how hard the work is that you gotta prepare yourself to get to the next level, I think I can be a good role model for those young guys, show them the right way.”
With the receiving corps offering few incumbents who can be playmakers, and the incoming 2024 class chock full of ’em, Lewis is a stealthy addition for a staff that has done what’s needed on the recruiting trail.