Covington’s Big Veteran Tackle Abrum Lewis Looks to Get the Most Out of His Immense Potential

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They don’t make them like Covington High School’s Abrum Lewis. At 6’6, 315 pounds, Lewis already has the frame that college coaches and even NFL general managers love. In fact, the Lions’ giant offensive lineman has already attracted nine offers from Division I programs including Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Troy, Central Arkansas, Southeastern, Colorado State, McNeese State, Nicholls State, and Southern Miss. He has also received interest from over 30 schools. With all of his physical athletic talents, the talented tackle prospect is making sure that he is soaking in the entire recruiting process to see which coaches would continue to develop that untapped potential.

“The recruiting process has been great for me. I currently hold nine offers and have over 30 schools that have shown interest. From the colleges I’ve visited, Arkansas State, LSU, and Mississippi State have been elite schools with crazy nice facilities and great coaches.”

“I’m looking for a nice campus and nice facilities, but I’m mainly interested in the coaches. I like to know who I’ll be spending almost everyday with in college, and if they’re going to develop me as a person and player. Some schools that have stood out in the coaching aspect so far are Nicholls State, Troy, and Arkansas State.”

Covington High School 2025 OT Abrum Lewis

Colleges are intrigued by Lewis, who has the frame, strength, and athletic skills that can be translated to the next level. Because of that, Lewis is making sure that he fully maximizes the God given talents that were given to him.

“My biggest strengths to my game is being able to move quickly laterally at my size. Another strength I have is being able to use my size advantage to dominate my opponents.”

Covington High School 2025 OT Abrum Lewis

Throughout his high school career, the four year letterman has proven to dominate at the highest level of competition in Louisiana by being an All-State selection and a two-time All-District selection while also posting a 3.2 GPA in the classroom.

Still, with all of the success, Lewis knows that there is plenty more to grow and improve on his game.

“One thing I want to improve on is my role as a leader on my team, I want to be a main captain on my team and encourage my teammates when we’re done by 30, up by 30, or a tie game. I hope my role as a leader will help our players get better personally and as a team player. A personal aspect I want to improve on is getting stronger in the weight room. I’m strong, but I want to be stronger.”

Covington High School 2025 OT Abrum Lewis

Comparing his size, strength, and frame, Lewis models his game after LSU All-American left tackle Will Campbell, who is projected as a first round NFL pick.

“I like to model my game after LSU offensive tackle Will Campbell. I believe he’s the perfect outline of an amazing football player and offensive tackle. He’s big, quick, strong, violent, and an incredible leader. That’s everything you could ask for from an offensive lineman.”

Covington High School 2025 OT Abrum Lewis

Before he can go on to protect college quarterbacks’ blindsides, Lewis is focused on doing the same his senior season for his high school quarterback. At the same time, he wants to make sure that his individual success also turns into team success for the Covington Lions this fall.

“My goal for the season is to bring Covington High School a Louisiana 5A State Championship Trophy. We’ve got all the assets to do it, incredible players and coaches. Coach Greg Salter has done so much so it’s time to return the favor and bring home the trophy.”

Covington High School 2025 OT Abrum Lewis
Covington High School 2025 OT Abrum Lewis (second from far right) was named as one of the Gridiron Football Elite Camp’s Top Performers. (Photo taken by Billy Metcalf)

When talking to Coach Salter, he loves how his heavily recruited tackle has approached the offseason in order to be the next big time player that has gone through the program including Edgerrin Cooper, who was recently drafted by the Green Bay Packers.

“For him, there is still so much potential there. He is big, physical, strong, and he is experienced. He’s started for two years and got some quality reps his freshman year when a couple of guys went down with injuries, but even though he was exposed at times as a 15 year old kid, it was then that he realized that he could do this and what his potential could be. He had a great year for us last year, but there are still so many positives that can come this season for him. Being that big, strong, and physical, you could get away by doing shortcuts, but he doesn’t do that. He works hard, pushes himself, and those are the things that you love about him.”

Covington Head Coach Greg Salter

This offseason, Lewis has shown to push himself to be the best that he can as he is coming off an incredible performance at our Gridiron Football Elite Camp in which he was named a Top Performer.

“The camp was amazing. There were tons of talented guys out there and a lot of chances to compete. Gridiron’s Elite Camps are a great way to get recognized and onto college coaches’ radars. The coaching at the camp was phenomenal and I learned a lot of new tools to put into my bag this upcoming season.”

Covington High School 2025 OT Abrum Lewis

The Gridiron camp also helped Lewis receive an offer to play in the 2024 All-American Bowl Game, which will be played in Baton Rouge on December 30th.

“I was honored. Not everybody gets chosen to play in the bowl. I’m stoked. I was given the chance to be there and it’s definitely something I’m looking forward to after the season.”

Covington High School 2025 OT Abrum Lewis
Covington High School 2025 OT Abrum Lewis at the Gridiron Football Elite Camp earlier this spring. (Photo taken by Jason Saucier)

For right now, the veteran lineman is just focused on getting the most out of his senior season while at the same time enjoying every second of it.

“I love just hitting whoever I’m going against. It’s a violent game and I love every bit of it. From the cadence to the whistle, I’m all for it. I also love the atmosphere running into Jack Salter Stadium under the Friday Night Lights with all my boys. It’s a surreal experience every time.”

Covington High School 2025 OT Abrum Lewis

Playing tackle football since only 7th grade, the sky is the limit for Abrum Lewis, who is ready to show off everything this fall.

“Coaches are recruiting a great offensive lineman that can play wherever I’m needed. They are also recruiting a team player that wants to make his teammates better each day.”

Covington High School 2025 OT Abrum Lewis