Recruiting: Lewis Confirms He's A Cowboy

Jonathan Lewis has taken a long path to get where he's going, but his college and football destination is now Oklahoma State and he won't have to wait long. The former all-district standout on the defensive line at Carrollton (Texas) Newman Smith High School in Texas graduated last May after signing last spring with Kansas State.

A Texas Top 100 player recruited by nearly every major power in the country, Lewis saw much of that attention drop off after an ACL injury to his knee in the eighth game of his senior season. This fall he sat out to retake his ACT test and finish the rehab on his knee.

Lewis decided to take another go at recruiting when Kansas State's Bill Snyder resigned, and he came up with a different answer a few hours closer to home by choosing Oklahoma State.

"I'm excited to finally know where I'm going to be, and going up to Oklahoma State to experience the whole college life and play football at the same time," said the 6-4, 290-pound Lewis. "The major reason for me was the coaching staff, I really felt comfortable with those guys. I've had a chance to really connect with Coach (Curtis) Luper, Coach (Mike) Gundy, and Coach (Vance) Bedford."

Lewis told us earlier that he feels his knee is just about full strength. The doctors have given him the okay and he has been lifting and training at his old high school under his former head coach Bobby Bounds. He knows he is walking into a situation where he could play quickly.

"They told me that I would walk into the situation like anybody else," said Lewis. "They take eight players on the road and that I would have a good chance to be in the rotation."

Lewis also has a short time to prepare for academics and he has already decided that he may change his major from computer science to sports marketing.

Lewis represents another huge commitment for the Cowboys as they continue to bolster their depth at defensive tackle.

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