Soon Burrell would be visiting Houston on a recruiting visit and – with unabashed awe - get to meet Lewis. The mentorship formed naturally.
“The coach had picked me up on my recruiting visit and he pulled up and I was just out at the track watching practice and Carl pulled up for practice and I just thought – ‘Oh my goodness this is the coolest thing!’’ remembers Burrell.
Lewis was immediately accessible. “Coach Tellez talked about what this young man could do and I was really motivated to help,” said Lewis.