Arizona in Lewis' top three

Scottsdale Chaparral defensive end Jarvis Lewis is planning on staying in the Pac-12 for his college career. Read on to see where Arizona stands, if Lewis will visit, and more.

Arizona still has plenty of slots to fill in its 2012 recruiting class. The Wildcats have been able to snag their fair share of commitments over the past couple of months and are still looking at some of the state's top prospects.

An area of focus for the coaching staff has to be defensive end. UA is currently lacking depth at the position, so the Wildcats are looking to add players there and one such prospect on UA's radar is 6-foot-4, 240-pound Scottsdale Chaparral end Jarvis Lewis.

Lewis has been pursued by Arizona for some time now and has been able to stay in communication with Wildcats' head coach Mike Stoops in the process.

"He's a good coach," Lewis said. "We relate a lot and talk sometimes. He's a really good coach; I like him a lot."

Lewis was in Tucson not too long ago for Stoops' camp. He left with a positive impression and had an enjoyable experience while on campus.

"I liked it a lot." Lewis said. "I liked the campus; it was really nice. It was a fun experience. Everyone was really hyped about each other. We grinded it out and did our one-on-ones and all of the coaches were out there hyping us up. It was a good environment."

Lewis has received attention from several schools in the Pac-12 and while he does favor a few of those programs, he doesn't have a definite list of preferred schools at this point.

"I have a top five but it's not settled in yet," Lewis said. "ASU would be one; Oregon and UA. Those are my top three right now. Those are the ones I like a lot."

Lewis may start receiving more attention from schools outside of the Pac-12 once the season starts given his size and athleticism, but for now, he doesn't expect to play anywhere but the Pac-12.

"I promised my grandpa I would stay in the Pac-12, so that's probably where I will end up," Lewis said. "I don't think I will be going anywhere on the east coast."

Lewis still has a full season of high school football ahead of him. He doesn't have any campus trips planned for this summer, but he plans on traveling to different schools once the season concludes.

"After football season in December I am going to take my visits and go check out some stuff," Lewis said.

The defensive end from Scottsdale plans on taking his time before he decides. He intends on making his visits before he chooses, so don't expect an announcement prior to the end of the football season.

"I think after I take my visits, that's when I will make my commitment." Lewis said.

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