Rutgers could be in-line for a major transfer with a possible SEC player looking at the program.
Kaiwan Lewis of Hammonton, New Jersey, who played three years at linebacker at South Carolina, will graduate with a criminal justice degree and has a year of eligibility left. Ranked the No. 10 player in the state in 2012 according to Rivals.com, Lewis was a two-year starter with the Gamecocks. He would be eligible to play right away since he will have completed his degree at South Carolina.
Sources tell Metro that Lewis is currently looking at Rutgers, Penn State and Nebraska but also has interest in West Coast programs as well.
A powerfully built middle linebacker, he would join a unit that includes Steve Longa (a preseason All-Big Ten selection) as well as Isaiah Johnson, a recent prep school commit who is highly-touted.
Lewis played in eight games last year for South Carolina and registered 20 tackles and a sack. If he came to Rutgers, he’d likely be slotted into the linebacker rotation as a starter.
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