Lewis Taking His Time

Butch Lewis is widely considered the top overall recruit in the state of Colorado. The Regis Jesuit coaching staff is surely happy to have him aboard, but college head coaches such as Bob Stoops, Pete Carroll, Charlie Weis and Mark Richt would love to have come aboard for the 2006 season.

While football recruiting is one subject on the mind of Butch Lewis, DT, 6-6, 280-pounds, Aurora, Col., (Regis Jesuit), it certainly is not the only task at hand.

"I'm actually on my way to the weight room right now," Lewis proclaimed as he answered his cell phone.

Lifting weights and overall conditioning are a part of high school football. Even though Lewis is one of the nation's elite recruits, he is still trying to improve his overall game.

Recruiting is starting to take shape as well.

"I have a top seven, top eight," Lewis said. "SC (Southern California), Cal (California), Texas, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Michigan, Oklahoma and Georgia."

Nothing is set in stone, but Lewis could be making an unofficial visit out West before summer has concluded.

"I think I might take a trip out to SC later this summer.'

Lewis has set up one official visit to Nebraska for Oct. 28, but that is likely to be the only official visit he takes during the football season.

"I'll probably take my visits after my season is over," he said.

SMITTY'S TAKE - Lewis is a really nice young man. He is just not in a rush to make his college decision. He fits the profile of a recruit that will decide in January or possibly even national signing day.

If he does indeed make the trip to Los Angeles this summer it is a good sign for the Trojans. Lewis did not give any other hints as to where he might be leaning.

Notre Dame is recruiting Lewis to play defensive tackle, as are most schools. Nebraska and Miami are the two schools Lewis mentioned that are recruiting him for offensive tackle.

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