Huskers in-line for official from Texas WR

The search is on for some playmakers at the wide receiver position. Size was the need last year at wide receiver. This year it's about playmakers. As you notice watching Nebraska a lot of receivers get a chance to get on the field and make plays. Could this be a receiver that could end up in Lincoln?

It isn't very often that major colleges could come to a town where another major college is and find a player that hasn't been offered by the hometown school. That is the case with Detron Lewis. The 6-foot-0 and 185 pound Lewis is looking forward to next year based off of the spring.

"The spring went pretty good," "I think that our offensive line is going to have to get better. If we can get that better then we can be pretty good. The other parts of the team are pretty good."

If there are other reasons to be excited about this coming year could be that Lewis had a huge junior year. A junior year that left him just shy of 1,000 yards receiving.

"I had 62 catches for 973 yards and 10 touchdowns. I am just working hard right now. I am not worrying about bettering last year's totals. I just want to win a state championship. I was first team all-district and all-state honorable mention."

So what makes Lewis a great wide receiver? Well, he can't really put his finger on one thing, but he has desire to go the extra distance on the field. "My ability to just go and get the ball and my route running. I am not just faster than everyone. It's my desire to just go and get yards and go get the football."

With those stats and those skills what do you work on? Well, right now Lewis is pretty limited with what he can do. He can only do so much.

"I am working on getting stronger. I can't do any running yet because my ankle is still messed up. I messed it up at the Oklahoma State football camp a month ago in the Woodlands."

The spring also carries with it the first taste of recruiting that prospects get to see. College Station (Texas) A&M Consolidated is loaded this year and college coaches from everywhere were there to see their players.

"I thought the evaluation period went pretty good. A lot of coaches came to watch us practice because we have a lot of people getting recruited. It went good."

The offer list hasn't quite hit double figures yet for Lewis. "I am up to nine offers right now. There's Kansas, Kansas State, Utah, UTEP, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Arizona, Arkansas and Nebraska."

While he is sitting on a fair amount of offers there really isn't any school sitting on top of the favorites list for Lewis. The unfortunate thing about all of the offers to Lewis is that he seems to like them all.

"I don't really have any favorites. I really like all of the schools that have offered me. I am going to have to take some official visits to see how the schools are."

Lewis has taken one unofficial so far up to Stillwater. He has three schools pegged for possible unofficial visits. "I took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State a while ago. It was alright. Their facilities were nice. I would like to take my officials to UTEP, Arkansas, and Nebraska."

One of the reasons that Lewis likes all of the schools that are recruiting him is because of their offense and how he might see himself excelling in it. What might make the difference has to do with the depth chart at each university.

"I am looking for a school that is going to throw the football. All of the schools that are recruiting me throw the football. I would like to play my freshman year, but it wouldn't be a problem to have to redshirt. Distance isn't a big thing."

Lewis knows all about Nebraska's willingness to throw the football and the background of their head coach. "They throw the football now because Bill Callahan is there. He's from the Oakland Raiders. You know that he is going to throw the football. Coach Shawn Watson is recruiting me from Nebraska."

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