Air it Out

Wide receiver Detron Lewis still says he doesn't have a favorite school yet - but he knows one thing for sure…he wants the ball! Lewis says he's looking at schools that have a passing game, which is why Texas Tech is one of his favorites. The Texan visits the Red Raiders on Jan. 19 and it wouldn't be a surprise if they ended up as his No. 1 choice.

Three-star wide receiver Detron Lewis (5-11.5, 185, 4.55), from A&M Consolidated in College Station (Texas), finished his senior season with 39 catches for 760 yards and seven touchdowns. Lewis, unlike most recruits, maintains that he has never had a favorite. He doesn't plan to narrow things down until after he takes his final trips to Nebraska on Jan. 12 and Texas Tech on Jan. 19.

"Nebraska is still a team on the rise," said Lewis, ranked as the No. 58 wide-out by Scout.com. "They had a good season, but they are going to be getting even better. They are really establishing the passing game and that's what I'm looking for in a program. I also really like their recruiting coordinator (Shawn Watson). He's a good guy and says there's a good chance I could play early."

Lewis already took an official visit to UTEP on Sept. 30 and lists the Miners as one of his top six, along with Texas Tech, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, UTEP and Kansas. He says all have offered.

"I need to see were I fit in the best," Lewis said. "All these schools throw the ball, but I want to play, so I'll have to check out their depth charts. I may still try to set up a visit for the final weekend in January if I can't decide by then."

Arkansas is a team that has really impressed Lewis this season, although he's beginning to question their offense. "They had a good season, but they really started to run the ball a lot more toward the end. I really plan on going to a program with a passing offense. I need to talk to their coaches and see what they plan to do."

His desire to perform in a passing offense is one of the main reasons that Texas Tech is on his list. "I just love how they are always airing it out," Lewis said. "For a wide receiver that's a great place to play. You know you're going to get the ball and you're gonna get a chance to make plays."

He reports a 2.3 core GPA and a 1040 SAT (new version) and will be taking the ACT on Feb. 10. "I need to get my GPA to a 2.5," Lewis said. "Also, if I get a 17 on my ACT, I'll be qualified. I'm pretty close, so I think I'll make it. Nobody has really talked with me about prep school or junior college. I should be fine."


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