Gerhart indicated that Lewis just came back from an unofficial visit to Oregon, and was in Tempe a couple of weekends ago. "Oregon State and UCLA were other schools he was considering," Gerhart stated. "It's just that a lot of other schools were interested in him as an athlete, either as a corner or a running back.
"But when coach Erickson visited him he said that he liked him as a running back and that probably helped. We also already have three players at ASU, plus the guys from (Corona) Centennial that play for ASU, so we have a lot of hometown guys and there's some comfort there."
Lewis had a strong junior year for Norco, helping them to the CIF-SS Inland Division semifinals. His best game was a 321-yard, six touchdown outburst against J.W. North.
Lewis is the second verbal commitment in ASU's 2010 recruiting class.