Recruiting: Lewis Says Stillwater Was Factor

Just 12 hours or so after being named the Houston Touchdown Club Preseason Player of the Year, linebacker Shaun Lewis of Fort Bend (Hightower), Texas, made his college pledge to Oklahoma State. The 6-1, 210-pound speedy defender that many consider the best defensive prospect in Texas said the decision wasn't easy.

"I had it down to three schools and I didn't know where to go from there," said Lewis. "My parents told me to pray about it. I prayed about it and just relaxed. After three weeks of that it was Oklahoma State all the way. As far as the decision, I let God take care of it and that is where he led me."

Lewis has posted some monster numbers as he was the defensive MVP in the Division I 5A State Championship Game. Opposing coaches consider him almost unblockable. As far as playing at Oklahoma State in the future he said he was really sold on the town of Stillwater.

"I went up there and I enjoyed the players and the coaches, but Stillwater it was my kind of place," said Lewis. "It wasn't just that it was a college town or a football town, it was everything about it. Stillwater is just the perfect place for me."

Lewis made his commitment Thursday morning over the phone to Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. He was recruited by OSU associate head coach Joe DeForest. After his phone call to commit, his day was still full with two-a-day workouts at Hightower.

"Practice is going fine," he said. "We're looking pretty good."

One thing that was not a major factor in Lewis decision to be a Cowboy but was a positive was the Houston influence on the OSU squad.

"All the players from Houston, it made a difference," said Lewis. "It is good to be in touch with so many guys that are where I'm from. It wasn't the biggest factor. It was more the school, players, coaches, and the town."

Lewis is the 16th verbal commitment for Oklahoma State in the 2010 recruiting class.

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