Shelton Lewis named Pitt as one of his top five contenders recently, alongside Arkansas, Boston College, North Carolina and Vanderbilt, and he’s backed it up with an official visit to Pitt scheduled for June 2-4.
After a visit to Pittsburgh in April, cementing Pitt as a top contender for his signature, Lewis’s bond with Pitt’s coaches has allowed him the opportunity to return for another in-depth look at Pitt — and after that initial unofficial, he wanted the chance to come back and see exactly what an official would be like.
With an official visit to Pitt this weekend, Lewis (a 5-foot-11, 180-pound three-star cornerback from Stockbridge High School in Georgia) just wants to be able to see how he fits at Pitt.
“Just vibe with the players, just see how I vibe with the players, I’ve already talked with the coaches,” Lewis told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Just see the town a little more, get the feeling a little more.”
Shelton has built a strong bond with both secondary coach Archie Collins and safeties coach Cory Sanders, and in seeing how the pair like Shelton as a complete defensive back, he’s seen how Pitt will help guide him toward the next level. And it doesn’t matter where Shelton plays in the secondary since he can do it all.
“It don’t matter (where I play),” Shelton said. “Wherever, when I get down there, anywhere on defense. Nickel, safety, corner, it don’t matter.”
Lewis rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on just seven carries and added 31 tackles (11 solo), eight passes defended and a fumble recovery as a junior at Stockbridge, flashing his versatility for the Tigers, but he’s destined to be a defensive back.
247Sports rates Lewis as the 922nd-ranked recruit in the class (78th-ranked cornerback and the 90th-ranked recruit from Georgia) while On3 rates him as the 754th-ranked recruit in the class (72nd-ranked cornerback and the 76th-ranked recruit from Georgia).
With official visits planned for Pitt, Boston College and North Carolina in June, Lewis said there hasn’t been a school that has truly emerged yet.
“Everybody is kind of the same right now,” Lewis said. “I just want to go on officials and see where I get with them.”
With Pitt garnering top contender status, along with his first official visit, it’s an early opportunity for Pitt to potentially take those next steps in locking down one of its cornerback targets in the class of 2023.