"As of now, I'm still standing by my commitment. But at the same time, I'm looking at different colleges and hearing from them and seeing what they have to offer," Lewis said. "I'm committed, but I'm still looking around, if anything better comes up.
"I really haven't narrowed it down, but Oregon, of course Ole Miss, and Colorado. I think those three, besides SMU, those three I'm looking at hard."
Ole Miss offered Lewis a scholarship "three or four weeks ago."
The Rebels met with Lewis' head coach, Derwin Henderson, at South East High School, and scouted the second team All-Los Angeles selection. Lewis rushed for 1,090 yards on 142 carries, and caught 14 passes for 160 yards last season. He scored 12 total touchdowns, including three on special teams.
"Lately, I haven't been in contact with them since they came and talked to my coach. Since then, I haven't heard much from them," he said. "But I was really excited (about the offer). That's a big conference, the SEC. That's what they basically told me, too, that it's one of the most competitive conferences there is."
When the 5-10, 160-pound Lewis was scouted by Ole Miss, he said its coaches compared him to Dexter McCluster, who starred for the Rebels as a wide receiver and a running back two years ago. One of his many career accomplishments, McCluster became the first player in SEC history to total 1,000 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving in the same season as a senior.
McCluster is now with the Kansas City Chiefs.
"They told me that I remind them a lot of McCluster, because of my size and stuff," Lewis said. "Basically, they'll use me just how they used him -- out the backfield, slot, different screens and stuff like that. That just let me know that my playing ability is, you know, that good. It was a good feeling."
Lewis is in the process of setting up his camp schedule for the summer, with a national camp at SMU the only one planned so far. But he said he hopes to visit Ole Miss relatively soon.
"When I talked to the recruiter and different people, they said it's great out there. You know, the campus and stuff like that. But I still want to see it for myself. So I'm definitely going to try and take a visit soon," Lewis said.
As to a timetable for a final decision, Lewis said he will likely wait until National Signing Day. Fitting -- nearly a year from when his recruitment began.
"I think I'm definitely going to wait out until signing day," he said. "I want to talk it over with my parents and different people that are important to my decision. I think I'm going to wait ‘till signing day."