Badgers Target Lewis

Committed to staying with Wisconsin for the time being, Badgers wide receivers coach Chris Beatty has targeted one of the top sophomores in the state of Virginia in wide receiver Jaason Lewis.

At 6-3 and 230-pounds, Virginia Beach (VA) Ocean Lakes wide receiver Jaason Lewis has the tools and skills to compete at the next level. The scary part is that he is only a sophomore, and schools haven't stopped filling up his mailbox with offers, the latest came from Wisconsin.

"My coach told me about the offer," Lewis told Badger Nation. "I have to say that it was good reaction when I got it. They are a big time school, so it is a great offer. I love that they are a big time school, put many players in the NFL and good academic school, too."

And the Badgers have a connection with Lewis on a personal level, too. Giving Wisconsin his verbal commitment at the beginning of May, Independence (KS) Community College cornerback Tekeim Reynard will join the Badgers this month. Also from Virginia Beach, Reynard has been keeping in contact with Lewis.

"I know that T.J. is going there and will be a great addition," said Lewis. "We have talked a few times, but he hasn't thrown any recruiting pitch at me to where it is very overwhelming, so it is nice."

Lewis is already holding 17 offers from the likes of Tennessee, Virginia , Miami, Ohio State, Florida State, Penn State and Michigan to name a few. However, he knows there is plenty of time between now and his class' national signing day comes, meaning he is keeping an open mind.

"I'm really open right now in my recruitment," said Lewis. "I'm looking at everyone that has offered me and have not shut any doors on any of these schools. I am still hearing from a ton of other schools and just taking it one day at a time."

The past season was a good hint that offers could start coming his way after a sophomore campaign of 33 catches, 700 total yards and seven touchdowns. This summer, Lewis is only looking to further expand his recruitment by possibly attending camps.

"As far as I know, the only thing that I am planning on going to is the Georgia camp," he said. "I am looking to figure out the rest of my schedule for the summer, but that is all I got right now."

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