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Parkview's Lewis commits to Vandy football

National Signing Day isn't for another 10 months, but defensive back Bryce Lewis already knows where he's going to sign.

The Parkview junior committed to Vanderbilt on Saturday while on a visit to the Nashville, Tenn., campus.

"I don't want to worry about making the decision during the season," Lewis said. "I wanted to make it before my senior year."

Lewis chose Vanderbilt over an offer from Georgia State and heavy interest from Boston College.

"I went up for Junior Day and I knew that was the right fit," Lewis said. "They were my first offer. I was leaning towards them because they set the bar."

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Lewis made 63 tackles and helped Parkview reach the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs. Lewis runs a 4.47-second 40-yard dash and is being recruited as a cornerback and safety.

"The program is definitely on the rise and I want to be part of the turnaround," Lewis said.

Lewis maintains a 3.56 GPA and plans to major in sports medicine.

"There wasn't really any program that measures to Vanderbilt's standards in academics and football," Lewis said. "I'm definitely solid with my decision."