Recruiting: Battle of the Big Reds for Lewis

San Antonio, Texas athlete Travis Lewis talks about his official visit to Norman and compares the Sooners to the Cornhuskers.

Travis Lewis, ATH, 6-2, 220, SAN ANTONIO (LEE HS), TEXAS:

JH: What did you think about your visit to OU this past weekend?

TL: "It was awesome. The coaches were great and the players were awesome. It was a great experience for me."

JH: What did you learn about OU that maybe you didn't now before?

TL: "There is a not a lot that I didn't know because I had researched OU pretty well on the internet. Just seeing the stadium in person, the locker room and the weight room was more than I expected. That is why I am taking these visits, because I want to see firsthand what these facilities look like and I was very impressed."

JH: What did you think about the game itself?

TL: "Oh man, it was great. It is funny because on my visit to Nebraska and Oklahoma, they both set attendance records. The fans were incredible and to top it all off OU beat the heck out of Texas Tech. That was icing on the cake."

JH: Did you go through some of the game functions with the team or did you not get there in time?

TL: "I didn't get there until Saturday. I met with the academic people and saw the academic center. I then went to have lunch with some of the players at the hotel, and then from there I went back to the stadium and hung out until the game. It was mind blowing. The stadium is amazing and I loved every thing about it."

JH: Did you pay attention to a certain position while the game was going on?

TL: "I just watched the game. I wasn't paying attention to any particular position. I was just being a spectator and watching the game."

JH: Now that you have visited OU, what are your thoughts on recruiting?

TL: "My two schools are still Nebraska and Oklahoma. When I went to Nebraska, I thought it was going to be hard for anybody to beat Nebraska. Now I am saying the same thing about Oklahoma."

JH: Are there many major differences between the two programs?

TL: "There are not very many differences. They are both college towns. Nebraska has Nebraska football and Oklahoma has Oklahoma football, and that is the main focus of the communities. Both schools have great coaches and outstanding coaching staff. That is what is making it so difficult for me to decide, because both teams are very similar."

JH: What position are both schools recruiting you for?

TL: "Both are recruiting me as a safety or a linebacker, and that is where I want to play."

JH: Does recent success of the programs play in factor in your decision?

TL: "Obviously, both of these programs have been great and OU more recently. Ever since Bob Stoops has been there, OU has been great as he has been to three National Championship games winning it once. Nebraska has a history of success and they will continue to have success, but OU has had more recent success."

JH: Is depth chart a factor?

TL: "No, not really because OU and Nebraska are going to play the best players for them. I have to realize that OU and Nebraska have other players and they are recruiting other players at my positions. I am not really worried about that."

JH: When do you hope to make a decision?

TL: "I hope to make a decision this week or next week, but I want it to be soon. I am not going to take any more visits and I am going to decide between these two schools. I just need to think about it and hopefully make a decision. I am just hoping to get away and clear my head and make a solid decision. I am going to spend the next four or five years at one of those schools and I don't think I can make a bad decision. I can't really mess up."

JH: How did your season wind up?

TL: "We had a disappointing season (3-7). I ended up with 1,500 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. I also had 147 yards receiving and one touchdown. On defense, I finished with 15 tackles at cornerback and one interception. I also played on all special teams and I averaged over 20 yards per kick returns."

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