Wide Receiver Lewis Makes it Official

UCLA gets its 21st commitment of the recruiting season by dipping into the state of Louisiana for the seventh time in four years when 6-3, 190-pound receiver <b>George Lewis</b> confirmed his commitment...

After telling the UCLA staff last week that he was "probably" coming to UCLA, New Orleans (LA.) Redeemer-Seton receiver George Lewis (6-3 ½, 190) this time gave his official commitment to the Bruin staff.

"I told them I was coming last week after my trip, but wanted to talk with the coaches (at Louisiana-Monroe) and let them know. I let them know now I'm definitely coming. I'm pretty happy to be able to go to UCLA."

Lewis becomes the seventh player from Louisiana to come to UCLA in the last four recruiting classes. Starting with Kirby Joseph, who signed with UCLA in 2002 (but then left the program), UCLA has also brought in five additional players from the Bayou -- Chris Horton in 2003, Chris Markey, Aaron Meyer, Fred Holmes and Chris Johnson in 2004.

Lewis said he's really happy that UCLA ventured down to Louisiana one more time. "My family is very happy for me to be able to go there," he said. "I didn't get a lot of looks because I was changing positions and our team didn't have a very good year. UCLA wants me to play receiver, so I can concentrate on that."

Lewis also played quarterback for Redeemer-Seton and switched back and forth with receiver. On his official visit to UCLA, Lewis was hosted by fellow New Orleans native Markey on his official visit. He said, "Chris is real cool. I spent most of my time with him when I was there.'

He was recruited by coach Eric Bieniemy, who has been the recruiter for the previous five Louisiana products in the last two classes.

UCLA offered Lewis before he came on his trip, and aside from Louisiana-Monroe, he also had an offer from Arkansas State.

A gifted track athlete, Lewis runs four track events for Redeemer-Seton and said he would like to try and run in college. He runs the 4x100, the 4x200 and the 100 and 200. He ran the second leg on the 3rd place finisher in the State for the 4x100.

Lewis said he received a qualifying score on his SAT, clearing him for college.

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