When you're a 6' 7" 280 pound offensive tackle, one of the things it's hard to do is stay a secret on any level, but for Butch Lewis, any clandestine knowledge of the behemoth from Aurora, Colorado is out in the open. Everyone wants him from the elite to the folks who probably feel that the worst he can say is no. Lewis is currently holding offers from USC, Cal, UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, Colorado State, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa State, those being the schools he can recite from memory.
Despite the onslaught of attention and offers, one school has managed to stick out with Butch as the folks who are recruiting him the hardest. "It's definitely Nebraska," he said. Lewis says that the Cornhuskers send more letters, they show more love and stay the right things more than any other program courting him right now and he appreciates it greatly. "I like them, I definitely like them. Basically the whole town, they definitely bring the home aspect and make you feel comfortable and there's the obvious that the whole town is football so that's kind of cool," he said.
Lewis said that he is receiving mostly handwritten mail from the entire staff, but most often finds letters from Coach Dennis Wagner and Coach Ted Gilmore when it comes to Big Red correspondence. They check up on him, say that they hope things are going well and that they will see him at camp. While at Nebraska later this month, he plans to take a tour of the place and see what he thinks. He also plans to visit Colorado and a few other Midwestern campuses that are yet to be officially determined. Butch plans to use his official visits for places he normally would not be able to travel such as USC, Georgia and Notre Dame.
During the evaluation period last month, several schools came out to check out Lewis and his teammates such as Notre Dame, Nebraska, USC, Cal, Colorado, Michigan, Michigan State, Georgia and Oklahoma. We will continue to follow Butch as his recruiting process carries on.