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Christian Lewis Impresses against Nation’s No. 1 Cornerback at All-Star Game

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Vasha Hunt |

One Kentucky commit’s season did not end at the state championship.

Days after Christian Lewis came up short in the Alabama 5A state championship game for the second straight season, he made a trip to Montgomery for the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game. The future UK wide receiver has been putting on a show ever since he arrived.

All week Lewis has been matched up with Alabama commit Ga’Quincy McKinstry, a five-star prospect that is considered the No. 1 cornerback in the country. During this week’s practices McKinstry put the cuffs on every single wide receiver, with one exception, Christian Lewis. From 247 Sports’ Andrew Ivins:

There was only one wide receiver that beat McKinstry deep on Monday and that was four-star Christian Lewis. The lanky pass catcher, who appears to be over 6-foot-3, caught more passes than anyone else during the 7-on-7 and full 11-on-11 portions of practice. The play of the night for him was when he got a half a step on McKinstry while running down the sidelines and then was able turn and adjust his body in the air to make a one-handed snag over the blue-chip corner.

Lewis will likely need a year on campus to add some functional strength before he’s able to contribute at the Power 5 level, but it’s hard to not like his catch radius and ability to move the chains with big gains. As a senior, Lewis caught 50 passes for 917 yards and 12 touchdowns. Kentucky secured a commitment from Lewis back in June beating out multiple SEC schools in the process.

You can see that play of the day among a few other highlights below.

With less than a week until he puts pen to paper on signing day, Lewis encouraged his friends and family to join him he officially enters the Big Blue Nation.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Christian Lewis Impresses against Nation’s No. 1 Cornerback at All-Star Game

  1. clarks
    10:57 am December 10, 2020 Permalink

    Have followed him since last year and seems like great kid. He should end up a uk legend when he is done

  2. BobbyBlue
    10:59 am December 10, 2020 Permalink

    Just hope Saban doesn’t suddenly decide he wants him !

  3. BobbyBlue
    11:04 am December 10, 2020 Permalink

    Wish the Cats were getting whoever it is that is making the throws to him.

  4. KYJelly
    3:10 pm December 10, 2020 Permalink

    I never like it when UK commits impress before signing …. usually means he’s gonna get offers from elite schools

  5. wildcatdon
    3:25 pm December 10, 2020 Permalink

    Sign Riley the OC at SMU and this kid will remain a cat.

  6. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    3:43 pm December 10, 2020 Permalink

    Saban has already been on the phone with his momma.