12-year-old DT who is 6-1 and 220 pounds invited to all-star football game

London Lewis stands 6-1 and 220 lbs. as a 7th grader

London Lewis stands 6-1 and 220 lbs. as a 7th grader

The next great football prospect?

London Lewis, who is 12 years old and stands 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, has been invited to play in the JuniorRank Academic All-American football game in Phoenix on Jan. 2.

Lewis is a seventh grader at DeKalb County’s Chapel Hill Middle School and plays both ways at offensive tackle and defensive tackle. Lewis is in the gifted academic program at Chapel Hill.

The JuniorRank All-American Game, presented by Russell Athletic, stated in its press release that it “scouts the best young junior high school student athletes across the country …”  JuniorRank has a game for ages 14-under and 13-under played at Phoenix’s Chase Field. Lewis will be part of the 13-under game. London is the son of Henry and Valeria Lewis.

– Information courtesy of DeKalb County SID Mark Brock

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Brainiac(Dawg For Life) / (CMR fan for life)

October 21st, 2011
2:23 pm

Isn’t Chapel Hill School in Douglas County?


October 21st, 2011
2:30 pm

Yes, but it’s also a middle school in south Dekalb county. A feeder school to SWD!!!!!!

Football Recruiter

October 21st, 2011
2:48 pm

He is too smart to waste his education at UGA. 385/400


October 21st, 2011
3:10 pm

Either this kid will end up being the next TJ Barnes at 6′7 340 lbs because he has a ton of growing left to do, or he will stop growing all together because he has already hit his growth spirt and he will beef up some more and be a Linebacker.


October 21st, 2011
3:43 pm

Wonder if Auburn will make a cash offer on him?

Nate the Great

October 21st, 2011
3:48 pm

Congratulations Mr. London Lewis on your being a stellar student AND a fine football player. Please remember it was your academic excellence that got you this invite. Enjoy your time out in Phoenix and enjoy just being a kid!

Hey guys this is a 7th grader. Don’t use this time to make a childish remark about your rival school’s academics, but give him a big CONGRATULATION!!! It is awesome to have academic talent from Georgia being on display for the nation to see. And who cares what Mr. Lewis does as far as his physical maturation, but rather what he does academically.

Eastside Jacket

October 21st, 2011
4:00 pm

Congratulations to London, but you need to also write an article about Blake Hall out of Covington, GA. He’s 13 years old, 6′2″ and 290 pounds, and is invited to play in the same game.


October 21st, 2011
4:02 pm

If he is smart, he will let his Dad handle all of the negiotiations with Auburn. That way he will not get into trouble. Also, get him a lap top so that he will not be tempted like PC Cam was.

c'mon man

October 21st, 2011
4:02 pm

It starts earlier and earlier….. let’s let the kids be kids. PLEASE

c'mon man

October 21st, 2011
4:03 pm

Before long recruiters will be looking at the birth announcements for measurables….


October 21st, 2011
5:06 pm

THIS is what is wrong with amateur sports.

Rodney Dangerfield

October 21st, 2011
6:25 pm

12 year olds on the college football recruiting blog. Aren’t we starting a bit early? Let this kid be a kid.

Rodney Dangerfield

October 21st, 2011
6:28 pm

My six year old son is 4′6 and weighs 80lbs. Send me an email if you want to feature him in the next college recruiting blog.


October 21st, 2011
7:19 pm

My grandson is only 2 weeks old and is already 16 lbs. Current projection is he will be 6 ft 10 inches and 310lbs and run a 4.5. The best thing is that his father ran a 4.3 and was bigger than Herschel while his mother was an all-american volleyball star. Agents should not call.


October 21st, 2011
8:01 pm

Eastside Jacket: Heard about Hall playing in the game, I swear before then didn’t know the game existed. If he stays in county he no doubt goes to Eastside


October 21st, 2011
8:31 pm

Wow. He is very tall………my brother is like a young adult an Landon is almost as tall as my brother.


October 21st, 2011
8:32 pm


Georgia bull dogs suck eggs

Son of Tech

October 21st, 2011
8:39 pm

@JACKETfan… I agree and know from experience. I was a 6′1″ 210 13 year old, and now i’m 25 and 6′1″ but around 250, lol. I grew the wrong way i guess.

The kid has all the potential in the world, but people need to realize that he could stop growing now. Congrats London, this is a great achievement and I wish you nothing but the best.


October 21st, 2011
8:42 pm

my grandson is 18 months old and only weighs 20.3 lbs, football recruiters can forget about him.


October 22nd, 2011
9:20 am

Slow news day?


October 22nd, 2011
11:41 am

This is news? Best of luck to the kid, but c’mon…


October 22nd, 2011
2:38 pm

Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder was correct in his analysis.

Big Bad Dawg

October 22nd, 2011
3:46 pm


Have a great time and make some new friends who, like you, are both smart and athletic.

Hope to see you in a Bulldog uniform some day.

Insanity multiplied

October 22nd, 2011
4:21 pm

Thanks a lot Russell Athletic for making these kids feel a sense of entitlement at even younger ages.
By the time these kids are 18 who knows what they’ll feel entitled too. No wonder most of these kids have no grip on reality….
How big is mom and dad? Wonder where this kids body is heading….Hope he has responsible parents.

Thomas Brown

October 23rd, 2011
2:24 am

Paul Johnson does not know how to recruit. Painfully obvious. Georgia is in the top 25 of all polls. Georgia tek out of the top 25 all polls and on NCAA PROBATION in FOOTBALL back-to-back repeat offenders of NCAA Major Infractions database.

D nice

October 23rd, 2011
6:51 am

This kid is going to be huge his dad is about 6′ 5 and his mom is about 6 ‘ 3 dad played football at Columbia High school and the University of Houston


October 23rd, 2011
9:59 am

Georgia is to late. Saban offered him last year and Lame Kitten flew down from Southern Cal earlier this year and timed him in the 40. He did a 4.8 which is pretty good for a 12 year old. Reportedly, he can bench press 220. Lame’s pitch was that by the time he graduates high school Southern Cal will only have one year of probation left. Less Miles is recruiting a kid in Baton Rouge that is also 12 who is around 6′ and 190 lbs. but he has been in contact with London’s daddy and is trying to work out an unofficial visit after the season. He wants to take the kid to Chucky Cheese for his 13th birthday but that may against NCAA regulations. Scout rates him a 4 star OL at this point and Rivals says he projects to be a 5 star nose tackle. I don’t know why it takes Mark Richt so long to contact these in state prospectsw. The kid feels slighted and his father feels that UGA has dissed him as Richt has not been on London’s campus to watch him play a game yet.

Casa loma dr

October 23rd, 2011
12:58 pm

Chapel hill feeds into SWD but this kid will more than likely go to MLK which is walking distance from chapel hill. MLK has more of the spot light right now than SWD. Besides, alot of parents do not want their kids playing for buck godfrey. Some had valid points and some didn’t. He needs to go to a school that gives him the best chance at a great education and football career. Hopefully it’s SWD!!!

Bob Loblaw

October 23rd, 2011
3:17 pm

This is creepy. Twelve year olds??????????


October 23rd, 2011
4:39 pm

Coach Richt already piping up to sing happy birthday to him.


October 23rd, 2011
5:08 pm

1st. Congrats on being such a fine student and players.

2nd. What’s next? The best pound ballers will be invited to a national all star game. This is getting out of hand and these things need to stop. It’s not in the best interest of the players. It’s all about money and using these kids.


October 23rd, 2011
5:13 pm

This kid is 12 years old using the Taiwanese Little League scale.


October 23rd, 2011
5:23 pm

good one max, best laugh ive had all day


October 23rd, 2011
6:59 pm

My 13 year old is 5′5 120lbs, and he’s NOT a very good football player…I love him though.

The Rest of the Story

October 23rd, 2011
7:50 pm

Ewww… I feel sorta nasty just from reading this. Think I’ll go take a shower.

Middle School, eh?

ole ball coach

October 23rd, 2011
7:53 pm

We played against Cameron Heyward @ 12 years old, 6′3″ 235 lbs, he killed us all night, beat them 3-0 in OT with a cast of small white boys and won GFL championship. He is a1st rounder, moral of story boys, DON’T BE SCARED!!


October 23rd, 2011
8:24 pm

This story is unseemly


October 23rd, 2011
8:41 pm

My four year old son is four feet six inches tall and weighs 70 lbs. He will go to UGA unless Auburn offers at least 250k. They can have a 50k discount if they will go ahead and pay now instead of waiting until he is a high school senior.

Coach Rod

October 23rd, 2011
11:01 pm

London, I am so proud and happy for you. Keep up the good work son, in the books as well as on the field. Have a great time in Phoenix! All our hard work and your hard work has paid off. Keep me up-to-date!

Have a blessed.


October 24th, 2011
7:31 am

it’s a good story. it’s just the morons on here that make it slimey with their crap about this school or that school

Fan of the Game

October 24th, 2011
8:48 am

And we wonder why kids act the way they do. Look at the adults that are making decisions now a days. They have a child’s mentality. Sad for amateur athletics to even give a 12 year the press coverage like this. So much can change before this kid is 17 years old. Let him be a kid.


October 24th, 2011
9:01 am

MLK and SWD are very good schools to send a kid to , but Columbia High School is a good school also. They have sent aleast 2 kids to Division 1 schools for the last 3 years. They have 3 kids committed to SEC schools this year.TEN,USC,OLE Miss

Coach Mike

October 24th, 2011
1:07 pm

Congrats to you London!! Your Central DeKalb Jaguar family is proud to see you reaching for the stars!! Keep up the good work on and off the field. This is just the first of many accomplishments!!! Nothing Less……Than your BEST, Right?


October 24th, 2011
2:30 pm

Congrats London, representing Central Dekalb Jaguars on and off the field. Though you are playing middle school this year, you are still a Jaguar for life and we are proud of you.

Yeah right

October 24th, 2011
3:29 pm

And remember the latin kid that played for the Bronx in the little league world series was supposedly 12 with full mustache!!!!hehehee
If mom and pop don’t watch out, this kid could balloon to 500 pounds by senior year in high school.
Maybe Michelle Zerobama will come by to help this kid workout.

Hey, hey, hey

October 24th, 2011
3:31 pm

It’s ………………..

Valerie Brewer

October 24th, 2011
5:49 pm

This young man’s success started at Glenwood Hills Park. He later moved on to Central Dekalb. Now he is a player at Chapel Hill Middle School in Decatur, GA. We are all proud of you London..Keep God first and others second or third..Like Coach Mike said “Nothing less than you best”..This is just the beginning of what hard work can do for you..Stay rooted and grounded in His name..Always remember that books are before ball..No books no ball..We love you and wish you the best!!


October 24th, 2011
6:12 pm

That’s my cousin!!! London, I’m so proud of you! Keep up the good work!!!

Mr. Conklin

October 24th, 2011
8:25 pm

Awesome kid! He is just that. Good loving spirit and eager to learn. I have never seen him play football. What I do know is that if he becomes a student of the game the way he takes to learning the academics he can go to any school he wants to on an ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP.

Less Miles

October 25th, 2011
6:37 pm

He could be bigger by the time he’s 18.