Jeremiah Lewis stands as a symbol of the Duke football team’s recommitment to defense.

After the Blue Devils struggled mightily on defense, the Plano Prestonwood Christian Academy cornerback was part of a 2017 recruiting class that placed a renewed emphasis on defense.

According to TexasFootball, coming out of Prestonwood, the 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback was a first-team All-District performer who led the Lions to the semifinal round of the postseason.

Lewis was also named among SportsDay’s top 50 players of 2018 and was rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports, also drawing offers from SMU Tulsa.

The Blue Devils finished 8-5 overall and 3-5 in the ACC this year, with their defense holding opponents under 20 points on four different occasions, three of those showings coming over the first four weeks of the season.

They wrapped the season downing Temple in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. 56-27.

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