UGA extends offer to a 5-star receiver in this year’s class

Joseph Lewis is rated as the nation's No. 4 receiver for the Class of 2017.

UGA is setting its sights far and wide at receiver for the Class of 2017.

Bulldogs assistant coach James Coley doesn’t appear to be satisfied with the offer board at receiver at this time, as he extended an offer to five-star Los Angeles recruit Joseph Lewis on Thursday.

Lewis is rated as the nation’s No. 4 receiver and the No. 20 overall prospect for the Class of 2017.

The Augustus F. Hawkins High School star has already accepted an invite to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio next January. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder is another example of UGA attempting to find bigger bodies at receiver under new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney.

What’s the major thing to know about Lewis? Scout.com’s Greg Biggins reports that Lewis is a year young for his grade and will be a 17-year-old college freshman. That’s an eye-opening detail when taken in while scanning his junior year highlights below.

He has also already snagged an invitation to Nike’s all-star elite prospect camp, “The Opening” set at the company’s world headquarters in Oregon.  The 247 Crystal Ball reveals just how hard of a pull it will be to snag Lewis. Southern Cal has garnered 100 percent of the predictions regarding his college future up to this point.

Lewis tweeted out the news on Thursday afternoon.

Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.

Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.

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