AUSTIN, Texas —
If you think Jourdan Lewis
has fast feet on the football field— the fastest according to many USA Football coaches — he sure is quick on his feet when asked pointed questions.
The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Michigan-bound cornerback from
Cass Tech (Detroit, Mich.)
was asked about the other three future Wolverines on the U-19 National Team roster, and he barely hesitated.
Lewis and the USA squad hope to turn around a loss to The World team when the two teams clash Tuesday night at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in the fourth annual International Bowl. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network starting at 8 p.m. (CT).
No other school has more future players in this game than Michigan.
Linebacker Ben Gederon of Hudson (Ohio): " Ben took an official visit with me and he's way lay back.," Lewis said.
That's not the case with Dave Dawson, a 6-4, 282-pound offensive lineman from Cass Tech. Dawson left the camp with a foot injury and will not play in Tuesday's game.
"Dave's a bully on the field," Lewis said. "He plays very aggressive."
Tight end Khalid Hill: "He's a big, good silly softie," Lewis said. "But man, he can make plays."
As far as Michigan's class, the Wolverines were ranked at No. 1 by some services but now has slipped to No. 5.
If there was a truer recruit that Lewis to Michigan, we couldn't find him. Lewis committed the day after National Signing Day last season.
He and a couple friends went to a Michigan basketball game and he was offered on the spot.
"I'm really, really excited to go," Lewis said. "I committed so early but then other schools started coming really hard. But I was a Michigan man the whole way." HOT TOPIC:
Everyone is talking about gaining a measure of revenge against The World after it won last year's International Bowl. After that, the USA dropped a championship game to Canada in the World Championships, also in Austin.
Time to hit the panic button?
"We probably took them lightly and they made us pay," Lewis said. "I guarantee we won't take them lightly on Tuesday."See the USA team roster and more on the International Bowl and USA Football.