Nebraska enters picture for Jeremy Lewis

Nebraska will likely take just one running back in the class of 2016. Oklahoma 3A high school running back Jeremy Lewis picked up an offer from the Huskers in the last week and would like to visit Lincoln soon.

Lone Grove (Okla.) running back Jeremy Lewis is a name that people are starting to get to know. The 6-foot-1 and 192-pound running back ran for 2,200 yards last season and just picked up a big offer.

"I am running track this spring," Lewis said. "I am running the 400m, 200m and 100m. I also run the 4x200m and 4x100m. My personal best 100m time is 10.9-seconds."

Lewis is planning on making a few trips this spring. Nothing is set except maybe a spring game in Norman, Okla., but he would like to get up to Lincoln to see what Nebraska has to offer.

"I am going to make some trips. I want to try and get to Nebraska and I want to get back to Memphis. I will probably go to Oklahoma for their spring game. I have already took visits to Arkansas State, Memphis, Oklahoma, Tulsa and TCU."

The trips have helped Lewis come up with some ideas of what he's looking for when it comes to picking out a school. Lewis wants to go to a school that has a track record of producing running backs and the right offense.

"I am looking for a school that produces good running backs like Nebraska. I am looking at the offense and how I fit. The distance from home to school doesn't matter. I don't know what I want to major in. I need to think about that."

Running backs are told who they run like or look like. Lewis has drawn some high praise being compared to one of the best to play the game. Lewis says that he can run away from you, run you over and catch the football.

"I have been told that I run a lot like Eric Dickerson," Lewis said. "Some high school coaches have seen the similarity and told me. I have good hands, I can catch out of the backfield, good vision and speed. I can also run you over."

There are four offers on the table for Lewis right now. The Huskers offered just in the past week. Getting that offer was a real validation not just for Lewis, but the level of competition that he plays in Oklahoma.

"I have four offers currently. They're from Nebraska, Ohio, Arkansas State and Tulsa. Reggie Davis, the running backs coach from Nebraska, is recruiting me. I am very thankful for their offer. I am a 3A player and people don't think that we can play. This is proof we can."


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