Coming down to the wire

One of the more talked about recruiting battles in Nebraska is the battle for Travis Lewis. Lewis, a U.S. Army All-American selection, has officially visited Lincoln and Norman. Those will be the only two official visits and a decision to follow shortly. Lewis knew that this would be hard, but he didn't think that it would be this hard. What is the latest with Lewis?

Travis Lewis is a very hot topic as of late. The LB/S recruit from San Antonio (Texas) Lee has seen his season come to an end, but he was a bright point to the team's down year.

"No sir," Lewis said. "We are done. We went 3-7, I think. I rushed for 1,500 yards and caught another 100 yards."

Lewis is projected to play safety or linebacker in college, but played another position this year. This really demonstrates Lewis' ability at 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds.

"I think that I had 50 tackles and an interception. I played cornerback this year. They put me where they needed me."

Last year Lewis missed a majority of the season with a broken leg. There were no setbacks this year from any new injuries and nothing lingered from the old injury.

"Everything is good. I stayed completely healthy this season. No injuries and no pain from the leg."

Lewis was recently named to the U.S. Army All-American game. The honor really surprised Lewis and the attention that he is getting now makes up for the lost time last year nursing the injury.

"I was surprised, I mean to think that I was one of the top 80 players in the nation. It's an honor to be selected."

"It means a lot. For other people to recognize that you are a good athlete. Especially coming from being hurt last season, no offers and having all of the offers now. I am finally getting some respect. It feels good."

With two officials under his belt, Lewis has had a chance to see his leaders. If there is a problem with that it's that he liked both places.

"I liked what I saw at both places. I really did. I loved what I saw at Oklahoma and I loved what I saw at Lincoln."

Lewis had this to say about what he likes about Oklahoma over Nebraska: "Maybe that it was closer. I would say that is a slight advantage."

Lewis had this to say about what he likes about Nebraska over Oklahoma: "Their coaches, I really like their coaches a lot. Not saying that I didn't like the OU coaches, but it was a connection and a good relationship through the process."

A decision was to shortly follow the second official, but the situation didn't become clearer with the second visit.

"I was hoping that I could come to a decision by this week, but I don't think that is going to happen. It's so close between these two schools."

"I went up to Nebraska and I thought I was so sure and then I went to Oklahoma and I had to say 'Wait a minute.'. It's really close between these two schools."

A decision is still coming. Lewis says that there is a very good chance that it will be next week. "I am pretty sure that it will be next week. I am pretty certain. It's really 50-50. It's that close."


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