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Top 60 Countdown: No. 52, DL Jeremy Lewis

As we move ahead in the countdown of the Top 60 players at UM, let's take a look at No. 52: Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Jeremy Lewis. He's one of several young, developing big men on the team.

Jeremy Lewis > What we heard about him on Signing Day '08: The 6-3, 314-pound redshirt freshman came to UM as a consensus Top 30 defensive tackle in the country according to ESPN, Scout and Rivals from Palm Beach Lakes High. He chose UM over North Carolina, LSU, Auburn and Mississippi.

> What he's done as a Cane: Lewis played mostly on the scout team and made one tackle in the season-opener against Charleston Southern. This spring, he made one tackle while playing mostly on the second and third teams at tackle.

> What Eye On The U expects from him in '09: Of the three defensive tackles UM signed in 2008 (Marcus Forston and Micanor Regis were the others), Lewis is clearly the furthest behind. But with his size and talent, if he takes the next step forward he should be in the rotation at tackle -- especially in running situations. His 515-pound squat this spring made him the strongest defensive tackle from the legs down on the team. That should come in handy around the goal line this season. What you would like to see is for Lewis to be heavily involved in the rotation at tackle at the end of the season.