2012 commit Robert Lewis does it all

Robert Lewis is an all-around athlete who can play just about any position. So far this season at South East High School in California, the three-star receiver has 800 rushing yards and 200 receiving yards, plus 14 touchdowns. He's still as committed as ever to SMU.

Robert Lewis, a three-star wide receiver out of South East High School in South Gate, Calif., was one of the first recruits to commit to SMU's 2012 class.

Lewis, who's South East Jaguars are 7-0 with three regular season games to go until the playoffs, is actually more of an all-around athlete rather than just a wide receiver. In fact, he's rushed for about 800 yards and has 200 receiving yards, including 14 touchdowns. He said those touchdowns have been a mixed bag of rushing, receiving and kick and punt returns.

Basically, the guy does it all.

At SMU Lewis said he'll probably play out wide most of the time tough.

"They told me they're going to move me around a lot," Lewis said. "Mainly slot receiver and running back sometimes."

He said he mainly lines up at running back in high school, but he's not that big (5-foot-10, 160 lbs.), and doesn't really have a preference where he plays as long as he's on the field.

Lewis said he committed back in February and never waivered his decision, despite some interest from Oregon, Colorado, San Diego State, Washington, Arizona, UCLA and USC.

"It really eased my senior year to know where I was going," he said. "I love [SMU's] atmosphere and tradition."

Per usual, Adrian Klemm had a big hand in bringing Lewis to SMU.

"He was one of the main reasons why I committed," Lewis said.

Lewis is set to take an official visit later this season. The only time he's been on campus was for the Badger 7-on-7 tournament in the summer.

Before Lewis committed to SMU, the Big East talk wasn't a complementary topic of conversation with the school. But Lewis said that if SMU were to become a BCS school, that would just be an added bonus.

"That would make my commitment even stronger," he said. "It's good they're getting that extra publicity and could play more big-time schools."

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