For Lewis, it will come down to signing day

Robert Lewis says he's still committed to SMU, but is also keeping his options open. Those options include Washington State, Texas Tech and possibly Oregon. Lewis is planning official visits to those schools later this month and says his ultimate decision will come on Feb. 1, National Signing Day.

It's going to come down to National Signing Day for Robert Lewis.

"I just really don't know right now," the three-star wide receiver out of South East High (South Gate, Calif.) said. "Right now I'm still committed to SMU, but at the same time, I'm looking around."

Lewis, who's been committed to the Mustangs since last February, has been "looking around" ever since coach June Jones flirted with Arizona State and his recruiter Adrian Klemm took a job at UCLA. Lewis said last month that because of the series of the aforementioned events, it was the first time he'd ever doubted his decision.

With three weeks until signing day, Lewis is talking to Washington State, Texas Tech and Oregon.

"I just had a meeting with [Washington State] coach [Mike] Leach last week," Lewis said. "He said I'd be a good fit in their program."

Lewis will visit WSU this Friday.

"Also, Texas Tech has jumped in the picture and they want me to take a visit later in January," he said. "And then I'm supposed to set up a meeting with the Oregon coach pretty soon, too."

Lewis said after he played in the Cal-State All-Star game, he was approached by the Red Raiders.

"They told me they really like me," he said. "They came to visit me last week and told me about their program. It's all pretty new, I don't know much about them. But they want me to come on a visit [later this month]."

Since Klemm left, quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison has been Lewis' main contact at SMU. He also said June Jones has called him twice in the last month.

"[Jones] just reminds me that even though Klemm is not there, they'll respect the offer," Lewis said. "Coach Jones tells me I'm made for their offense, too. He also told me that if I have any questions or if anything comes up, to call him anytime."

So what will it come down to for Lewis? What would it take for Washington State, Texas Tech and Oregon to get Lewis to de-commit from the Mustangs?

"They pretty much have to show me the same thing…they'd have to offer me the same things as SMU," he said. "They'll have to be a spread offense, they'll have to tell me I'll be able to contribute early and basically play right away, they'll have to have good traditions and then academics. Academics play a big part in it, too."

Lewis watched some of SMU's bowl game last weekend against Pitt and came away impressed, which could be a factor in his ultimate commitment decision.

"It showed me they're going to be able to compete in the Big East, like they'll be one of the best schools in that conference," he said.

There's really no telling where Lewis will end up. He could very well stay committed to SMU, but he could also be swayed in another direction depending on how his upcoming official visits go.


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