Lewis talks about the AA game

All-American games are a chance for players to see what it's like to be surrounded by players that are their equals because typically, they were always the best players on the field before. Travis Lewis wants to experience all of it and he is happy that he got the opportunities that he did. He definitely made the most of the opportunities given to him.

One of the jewels of the recruiting class for Nebraska is Travis Lewis. Lewis, a 6-foot-2 and 200 pound linebacker, says that the game was one of the top things he has ever experienced.

"It was definitely one of the highlights of my life so far," Lewis said. "Getting to play in that game, the guys that I met; it was a great experience."

"It's not very often that you get a chance to meet 80 of the best players in the nation. I was just asking a lot of question, getting to meet these guys and just wanted to get to know them."

One of the other players that was there in San Antonio with Lewis was a future Husker, Niles Paul. Lewis said that he had a chance to really get to know Paul and spoke about Paul as a player and their feelings about Nebraska.

"I had a chance to meet Niles. He's definitely a great player and a person. Nebraska is lucky for getting this guy. I saw him in practice and the game and he's a great player. Talking to him, he feels the same about Nebraska as I do."

Lewis is one of few players, ever, to get slotted to play both offense and defense. It really says volumes of him as a player. Lewis was willing to do anything and everything for his West squad.

"I went into the game wanting to play both sides of the ball, but mainly defense because that is what I will be playing at Nebraska. Soon as I got there I told the coaches I would play wherever and special teams."

"The coaches worked with me a lot. I played both in practice. I played both in the game. I got to do special teams. I was lucky to be on the field as much as I was and I tried to take advantage of it."

Lewis said that there were some differences between the game on Saturday and the games he would typically play on Friday nights with his high school team.

"The speed and the intensity is different. You have the best players and they all want to win, everyone is talking about this and that, but it's definitely the speed and intensity."

Unlike a lot of recruits, Lewis has had little issue with getting schools to leave him along after committing somewhere. It seems that everyone could pick up on his conviction.

"I just told all the schools that were recruiting me that I was very confident in my decision and the Cornhuskers, so basically everyone backed off."

"I told Coach Bill Callahan that once I commit, and I told this to Oklahoma, once I commit then I am committed. That is why I didn't make a decision early. I didn't want to be a player that would commit and decommit."

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