Recruiting: Cowboys In On Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis, a graduate of Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas, was a top 100 prospect in Texas last year. The big defensive tackle was recruited by nearly everybody until an injury. He signed with Kansas State, but after sitting out this fall in an attempt to qaulify and with the changes at Kansas State he has opened up his recruiting, and Newman Smith head coach Bobby Bounds told us Oklahoma State is in the thick of it.

"Jonathan visited Oklahoma State this past weekend," said coach Bounds. "He is at SMU today, Kansas this weekend, and then the next weekend at Arkansas State. He was a senior in the 2004 season and everybody -- Miami, Alabama, schools like that were on him -- and then he tore his ACL in the eighth game and schools backed off. Kansas State, SMU and Arkansas State stayed with it, but now with the changes at Kansas State he has opened it up again."

Lewis, who is really talented and has been working out with weights and conditioning at his former high school, now has his test score after "gray shirting" this fall.

"He is completely healthy," said Bounds. "He is a 6-4, 287-290 pounder that played all across the defensive line for us. We mainly used him inside because of his size, but he could play outside in college. He is a big, strong, fast, explosive defensive lineman. He was a very good pass rusher and could play the run."

Bounds said he is not sure how Lewis is leaning, but he has a regular chance to see his former player during his workouts in the Trojans facilities.

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