Lewis doubting SMU decision for first time

Robert Lewis was SMU's first commitment of the 2012 class. He gave the Mustangs his verbal pledge last February. However, with the recent chaos surrounding the program, Lewis says he's confused and is doubting his decision for the first time.

Robert Lewis committed to SMU last February. He was actually the first recruit of the Mustangs 2012 class to give a verbal pledge.

But now, he's having second thoughts because he's unsure of how stable the program is with June Jones almost going to Arizona State last week and Adrian Klemm now at UCLA.

"Right now a million things are running through my mind," Lewis said. "I'm really confused. As of right now, I'm still committed [to SMU], but I'm open at the same time.

"You could say this is the first time I've actually doubted my decision. It's just like, everything is just getting crazier by the day."

The three-star wide receiver from South East High School (South Gate, Calif.) has offers on the table from Colorado, Utah, San Diego State and Washington State and plans to take official visits to SDSU and WSU in January.

He's also hoping to schedule one to Oregon.

"Right now, my [high school] coach is talking to [Oregon] and trying to set up a visit," Lewis said. "They want to see another highlight tape of my senior year, so we're trying to get that done right now."

Like his friend Gabriel Marks, Lewis is intrigued by Mike Leach and Washington State.

"I talked to him (Leach) Thursday night and he was telling me he's going to come see me next week or the week after," Lewis said.

Lewis hasn't spoken to Klemm since his departure for UCLA and says, "I don't know what's going on with that, either" and isn't sure if the Bruins will reach out to him or not.

But Lewis did say that SMU has reached out to him in an effort to keep his commitment.

"Coach Jones gave me a call and I've also spoke to [secondary] coach [Derrick] Odum," he said. "[Coach Jones] was just letting me know that with everything going on, he's staying there and nothing changes."

So what is Lewis' gut feeling right now?

"I don't know," he said. "It's telling me just stick it out, but if something better comes up, I have no choice but to take it."


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