Lewis Enjoys Visit (More Info 8:30 p.m.)

2015 Four-star Virginia Beach (Virg.) Ocean Lakes wide receiver Jaason Lewis visited UCLA this past weekend and plans to announce where he'll commit on Tuesday...

Four-star Virginia Beach (Virg.) Ocean Lakes wide receiver Jaason Lewis unofficially visited UCLA this past weekend, and gave a rave review afterward.

"It was a great visit," Lewis said. "Just seeing the campus and the surrounding area was great. I really enjoyed meeting with the coaching staff as well."

Lewis, who is down to UCLA, Tennessee, and Florida, plans to make a commitment to one of those schools on Tuesday, though he's not yet sure how he'll announce.

"I have to talk about it with my coach," Lewis said. "I might announce it on Twitter or just let the coaches know. I'm not sure yet."

Lewis said that UCLA is recruiting him primarily as a running back, which he is comfortable with. He plays both defense and offense in high school but he said that the Bruins' coaching staff hasn't yet told him whether they'd be interested in him playing a dual role. Taylor Mazzone has been his primary recruiter.

Despite the distance, the 2015 prospect says that he has some family in the Los Angeles-area, including a cousin, so the distance wouldn't be a huge factor.

"I could really see myself out here," Lewis said.

A month ago, he said that UCLA was his childhood favorite, but now he reports that it's even between the top three schools.

If Lewis were to commit to the Bruins on Tuesday, he would be UCLA's third commitment in the 2015 class.

Lewis also said that once he commits on Tuesday, he's going to shut down his recruitment and has no plans as of yet to take any more visits.


From Scout.com's Michael Clark:

Jaason Lewis visited UCLAthis past weekend and enjoyed his time in Westwood.

"My visit was great," said the 6-foot-3, 234-pound Lewis, who is down to the Bruins, Florida and Tennessee. "It's probably my favorite campus I've been to.

"I really liked the surroundings and just the way the campus is set up. I also got to see all the football facilities – it was nice. I liked everything."

While on campus, he spoke with UCLA head coach Jim Mora.

"We sat down and talked for about 30 minutes," he said. "We just talked about the program and how I could contribute. He told me he sees me as a running back and someone that can catch the ball out of the backfield.

"And we also talked about his past history with players, how he coaches, the NFL and life after football. We really just talked about everything. He's a really good coach and I liked talking to him."

Lewis also had a chance to meet some of the players.

"I hung out with Myles Jack and few other freshmen," he said. "They were just talking about the program and why they came there instead of going to other schools."

How did the visit change his recruitment?

"It did a lot for UCLA," he said. "It put them higher on my board. It's dead even right now between UCLA and Tennessee.

"Tennessee has been high on my list and I like a lot of things about them. And Florida is right behind them."

A few main factors will go into Lewis' decision Tuesday.

"The deciding factors are going to be playing time, the school's need for my position and the coaches," Lewis said.

He is a four-star prospect and ranked No. 178 in the 2015 Scout 300 .


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