Colorado Lineman Updates His Favorites

With Nebraska looking for quality offensive linemen to made the holes and fill the space necessary to run the West Coast Offense properly, the Cornhuskers turn to Butch Lewis as a possible fit. We were able to catch up to Lewis to find out his current favorites, planned official visits and what he's looking to improve in the nearing season.

With some of the bigger names on the offensive line that Nebraska has been chasing either committing elsewhere or dropping them from consideration, at least for the time being, the pressure is on NU to locate some quality big men who want to replenish the pipeline started long ago.  Butch Lewis may very well end up being one of those men.

Lewis currently holds 20-25 offers including Nebraska, California, Michigan, Notre Dame, USC and Georgia and was actually going to head out to the home of the Trojans and Golden Bears, but due to camp starting up so soon for Lewis, he had to cancel the trip.  He is looking to get to California and USC at some point, however.  He has narrowed down his top schools to USC, California, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Georgia, Oklahoma and Michigan.

Even the best athletes continue to work in the off-season to improve their games especially when it can be vital towards getting a Division 1 scholarship.  In regards to what Butch will be working on improving, he said, "I have to say that during this off-season, I've definitely been working on my speed and strength, my core strength.  On the field, it'll probably be my agility," he said.  Lewis is looking to come off the line a bit faster along with quicken his reaction time as well.

Lewis will be attending the Nebraska-Oklahoma game on November 29th as an unofficial visit and also wants to make plans to attend a Georgia Bulldogs game.  He is unsure of the other schools he would be visiting at this time. He still reiterates that he is thoroughly enjoying the experience that the Cornhuskers provide him.  "I think it was about a week ago I talked to Coach (Ted) Gilmore.  I love all the Nebraska coaches. It's definitely a home atmosphere.  That's definitely what I like most about (them)," he said.

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