Matoaca WR Troy Lewis (Hudl Photo)
Matoaca WR Troy Lewis to join Jacob Coleman at East Carolina
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
A remarkable trait it is to be able to read in between the lines.
On Monday afternoon, Matoaca starting wide receiver Troy Lewis (2021 WR 6-3 196) announced that he had finally made a decision pertaining to the immediate future of his recruitment.
Six hours later, the Matoaca product released a video that was one minute and twenty-five seconds long in length.
Bleeding through the speakers upon listening to the opening seconds of his video was the sweet sound of platinum Dreamville and Roc Nation recording artist Jermaine Cole.
The song playing was a spin called “Rise and Shine” that was off of his first studio album called “Cole World: The Sideline Story” in 2011.
It’s a song deep down near the bottom of the album that gets drowned out by more commercialized ballads. However, it’s a song of deep significance that notifies everyone of Cole’s arrival to the music scene. It’s also a song that throws out to the music scene that although a new artist (at the time), Cole is ready to make his imprint in hip-hop.
This is the feel Troy gives you as his commitment video is playing.
Another thing to note is that Jermaine Cole is from North Carolina. Charlotte and ECU are the only two programs located in North Carolina that were on the top eight list Lewis dropped on June 25.
Jacob Coleman (Matoaca) committed to East Carolina on Friday evening putting him closer to his older brother Jonathan. What would be the chances of Troy joining the Coleman brothers as well as Immanuel Hickman at East Carolina?
“I loved everything about ECU,” Lewis told recruit804. “The campus is beautiful and it’s not too far away from home. I also have a great relationship with the coaches. With Manny, Deuce, and Jacob being there it’s like playing the game of football and chasing your dreams with three of your brothers.”
Troy was exceptionally proactive towards building his relationship with the coaching staff of East Carolina which is one that started on the back half of last year when he traveled out to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium for a visit. He would finally go on to pick up an offer from ECU on April 20 which just so happened to be his 20th offer at the time.
Although the Matoaca product announced his commitment on Monday evening, he already had his mind made up Wednesday of last week. He let the coaching staff know and proceeded to squeeze the orange without spilling the juice over the next five days.
Upon arriving to Greenville at the conclusion of his senior season, Troy has just one message for Pirate Nation:
“They have someone in myself that’s going to work their tail off and give them everything that I got.”
– Brandon Mitchell