Clovis Prospect Could Visit

Chris Lewis, the standout defensive end/linebacker prospect from Clovis (Calif.) West, has narrowed down his list to a top five. He's already visited two and plans to visit the other three...

Clovis (Calif.) West defensive end Chris Lewis (6-2, 240) has whittled down his list to a top five, and he says those five will receive, or have received, official visits from him.

The five schools remaining for Lewis are Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Fresno State and UCLA.

"I don't think I'll change those schools," said Lewis. "I've visited Arizona and Arizona State, and then I'm supposed to be going to Oregon, Fresno State and UCLA in the next couple of weeks."

Lewis visited Arizona State the last weekend in October when the Sun Devils hosted Washington then went back to the state of Arizona the following weekend when he visited U of A when they played UCLA. Lewis said of those visits: "Both of those trips were great. I had a good time at ASU. It's a great campus, and the facilities were real nice. Arizona, they beat UCLA and the fans were really into it. I got along well with the coaches there," said Lewis.

In the coming weeks, Lewis will visit the final three remaining schools on his list, but the dates for those have yet to be set. "I'm not sure when I'm going to take those trips, but it will probably be when our season is done," said Lewis.

Offensive coordinator Tom Cable is recruiting Lewis for UCLA, while UCLA has yet to offer Lewis. Meanwhile, Lewis' father played for former Bulldogs coach Jim Sweeney, paving the way for Fresno State to be the lone non-Pac-10 team in his top five.

Lewis said that has a big impact on him. "I'm looking very seriously at Fresno State. Coach (Pat) Hill always has them playing well and they play anybody," said Lewis.

Lewis suffered an arm injury earlier in the year and missed three games, but has still tallied 50 tackles and 10 sacks. Clovis West defeated Centennial Bakersfield this past weekend and faces Madera in the second round this Friday.

A gifted wrestler, Lewis finished second in the country in the heavyweight category as a junior, also finishing second at the California state meet.

Academically, Lewis has a 3.3 GPA and scored a 1400 on the new SAT.


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