Schedule Changes For Lewis

Aggie Websider's David Sandhop spoke to Shaun Lewis, one of the nations top linebackers, and long-time Texas A&M target...

One of the top linebackers in the lone star state resides at Hightower High School in Sugar Land (TX). Shaun Lewis has been a long-time target for the Texas A&M coaching staff, and many coaching staffs across the nation. The 6-foot, 210 pound playmaker has offers from the likes of Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, UCLA, and Texas A&M to name a few. With so many schools interested, Lewis scheduled to take his time with the process and see as many schools as possible. In early June, the camp circuit took him to both LSU and Oklahoma, and he enjoyed both places.

"I've been to LSU so many times, so it's not like I saw something I didn't already know about," Lewis said. "I focused on the camp and Coach Chavis really coached me up well and showed me some things that will help me next season. I did get to see the player's apartments for the first time. It's right there close to the stadium. I liked that."

However, his trip to Stillwater to visit Oklahoma State was his first time at the school. The Cowboys impressed the number six outside linebacker in the nation.

"It was a real good trip. I liked the new facilities and how the town revolves around the university," Lewis said. "I went there for the one day camp. I was a little slow because I stopped off at Eskimo Joe's before the camp and ate a bunch of cheese fries."

But on the way home from Stillwater, car troubles with the family car apparently will alter Lewis' remaining plans for the summer and keep him closer to home. In fact, previously planned trips to California and Florida will likely not happen.

"On the way back from OSU we bent our axle and needed $3500 in repairs, so we probably won't have the money to make the Rising Stars Camp at USC or the Friday Night Lights Camp at Florida," Lewis said. "I still plan to go to the A&M camp in July because it's close. It's probably for the best. I need to stay home, spend time with the family, and focus on my workouts."

Speaking of Texas A&M, Lewis still mentions the Aggies in his top list of schools although he refused to name a leader at the moment. He likes the fact that his speed fits into what the Aggies are trying to do on defense in the future.

"A&M is definitely still in the mix. They haven't arrived yet but they are willing to do whatever it takes to get back on top. I like that purpose," Lewis said. "They are looking for faster linebackers to cover ground and defend the spread offense and that fits my style."

Lewis also indicated that his timetable may move up from his original plan to announce his decision at the Under Armour All-Star Game in early January.

"I'm thinking about pushing my decision up a little bit," Lewis said. "I'd like to get it out of the way so I can focus on my senior season and the playoff run. Maybe I'll decide sometime in the early fall."

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