3-star Westgate tight end Danny Lewis Jr. receives Alabama offer

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Westgate top recruit Danny Lewis Jr. received a scholarship offer from Alabama, he announced Wednesday night on Twitter.

Lewis, a three-star recruit from the Class of 2022, won the Class 4A state championship Most Outstanding Player award for the winning side, catching six passes for 179 yards and a touchdown. At 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, he is the No. 47 tight end in the nation and the No. 36 recruit in Louisiana, according to 247Sports Composite.

Lewis also earned a scholarship offer from LSU last week, simultaneously announcing that he was decommitting from Cincinnati. He had been committed to the Bearcats since September.

Besides LSU and Alabama, Lewis is also receiving interest from Florida. The Gators offered him a scholarship the day after he led Westgate to a state championship.

With National Signing Day on Feb. 2, LSU is in the strongest position to land his services. The Tigers hired Mike Denbrock as their new offensive coordinator, who recruited Lewis when he held the same position at Cincinnati.

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But Florida and Alabama can't be discounted in the race.

Florida has plenty of recruiting ties in Louisiana. New Gators coach Billy Napier was the coach at UL until November. Cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond left LSU to take the same position at Florida and has a reputation as a strong recruiter in Louisiana. And associate head coach Jabbar Juluke followed Napier from UL and is a Louisiana native himself.

Alabama, besides its obvious pedigree as a national contender, has signed three top 10 recruits in Louisiana during this cycle.

This article originally appeared on Lafayette Daily Advertiser: LSU football target Danny Lewis receives Alabama scholarship offer