Michigan State Football 2011 Player Profile: #9 S Isaiah Lewis
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2011 Spartan Nation Football Profile: #9 S Isaiah Lewis
Expectation:Â Starting S
Height:Â Â 5â€™10â€
2011 Eligibility:Â Sophomore
EXP:Â 1 Letter
Status:Â Starting Safety
Strengths:Â One of the best plays that Lewis made last season was against Northwestern.Â In the first quarter with 6:04 on the clock the Cats had a second and twenty-four at their own 14.Â Lewis had a great blitz that sent QB Persa scrambling.Â Her pursued and made the tackle 17 yards downfield.Â Now your first reaction may be, â€œHow can a 17-yard gain be among his best?â€Â Simple.Â When you blitz, if there isnâ€™t off side pressure to keep a QB in the pocket or up the middle to keep him there he is going to run.Â The fact that he stuck with it and got him 17-yards downfield shows how hungry Lewis is.Â He loves the game.Â It is fun to watch him practice.Â That dogged tenacity helps him overcome his small stature with a big heart.
Weakness:Â Against the Irish they had the ball facing a third and six at their own 43 in the second quarter with 9:51 on the clock.Â The Irish ran one of their staples, a shuffle pass and Lewis didnâ€™t square up, he over ran the tackle.Â His heart and attitude are big, but being smaller he canâ€™t afford to make simple mistakes of technique.Â Whereas, some players can overcome a technique mistake with size and strength, Lewis canâ€™t.
Final Analysis:Â Lewis is a super young man.Â He has charisma, is genuine, and is a youngster that you canâ€™t help, but like.Â He plays the game with passion and frankly the way it should be played.Â He never takes plays off, he works hard and the Spartan Nation should be very proud of him.
Next up:Â #22 Larry Caper The Touchdown Maker