TRAVIS LEWIS, S, 6'2, 220, 4.34, SAN ANTONIO (LEE HS), TEXAS:
Travis Lewis has emerged as one of the best pure athletes in the Lone Star State. Blessed with amazing athletic ability, Lewis has become an athlete that different colleges view for different positions within their program.
"I am leaving it up to the coaches," said Lewis. "Whoever recruits me or signs me can decide where to play me. I am not going to be the kind of guy who gets mad where a team plays me. The coaches know what they are doing and they will play me in the best position for me in college. I really don't care which side of the ball I play on, but I did play safety when I was a sophomore. Last year I played running back and I spot-played at safety. This year I am going to play more running back and spot-play at linebacker. Many colleges are recruiting me as a linebacker."
Lewis started as a sophomore at Lee and also earned some playing time as a freshman. Lewis finished with over 100 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a sophomore. Lewis also had 270 yards rushing as a sophomore and two touchdowns. Last season Lewis missed all but four games due to a fracture in his ankle. In four games, Lewis rushed for almost 600 yards and five touchdowns and earned all-district honors.
Lewis also wrestles at 215 when he can make weight, and he runs track participating in the 4X100 (anchor) and the 100M. Lewis also long jumps (22'7). He attended the Scout cominbe in San Antonio and the Nike camp at Texas A&M, where he ran a 40 time of 4.34.
Lewis can bench 320 pounds, squats 500 and he posted a 38.5 vertical jump. Lewis lives in the weight room and his best power cleanis 315 pounds. Lewis will visit the OU campus this summer.
He has been offered OU, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma State, UTEP, Rice, Texas Tech, Houston and Arizona State.
"Go Sooners," said Lewis. "I have talked to Bob Stoops and I have told them that they were No. 1, and he told me that if I was going to commit to him then he really wanted me to commit to them. He told me that he wanted me to make sure that OU was the only school that I wanted to visit, and that OU was the only school that I wanted to talk to. I was excited that I was talking to Bob Stoops.
"I know what he is saying and he wants me to make sure that OU is the place, and I respect that. I don't know exactly how close I am to a decision, but OU is definitely No. 1. OU and Nebraska are my top two schools. Nebraska has treated me great and it has been fun being recruited by Nebraska. Nebraska is real sincere about their recruitment of me and I appreciate that."
Lewis admits that his high school coach, Jimmy Ramos, will play a big role in his decision.
"My high school coach has a big influence on where I go," said Lewis. "He has got me this far and his influence means a lot to me. I would love to play for a great coach like Bob Stoops or the coaching staff at Nebraska. Distance doesn't matter, but he would like to see me go someplace near by because he would love to be able to see me play.
"All the schools that I am looking at have great facilities, and I know they have good academic programs. As long as wherever I go has a weight room, I am going to be happy. It would be great to play in front of 85-thousand people though."
Lewis will take his ACT and SAT in October, but his GPA is good shape.
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