Lewis A Longtime Bruin Fan

Sacramento (Calif.) Bradshaw Christian quarterback Daniel Lewis grew up watching his father's alma mater, UCLA, and he's been to Westwood for an unofficial visit this spring...

Sacramento (Calif.) Bradshaw Christian quarterback Daniel Lewis (6-4, 195), is hitting as many camps and combines as he can this spring and summer, trying to maximize his exposure to colleges.

Playing at a small high school in Sacramento, at a school that runs the Wing-T, Lewis knows he's got to be diligent in getting out as much as he can as he searches for an offer.

"I come from a small private school in a pretty poorly recruited area," said Lewis.

So Lewis has been sending out his film to several schools and has a packed schedule for the next few months.

Already he's been to the Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Academy in Pasadena, and will also be at the Dreammaker in Las Vegas. He'll also be at the FBU Camp in NorCal next month as well as camps at UCLA and possibly Miami. In addition, he may attend camps at NC State and Arizona State.

NC State is one of the schools who've showed interest in Lewis.

"They looked at my stats and I sent them some film and they were interested," said Lewis. "Some other schools are UCLA, Arizona State, William & Mary, Pennsylvania and Miami. I'm looking at the Pac-10 and ACC."

Lewis grew up a UCLA fan, with his dad a graduate of UCLA.

"My favorite school growing up, ever since I was 3 years old, was UCLA," said Lewis. "We'd go to the UCLA games and practices. I started watching during the Bob Toledo, Cade McNown, DeShaun Foster years."

Lewis has been in contact with the UCLA staff, having been to Westwood for an unofficial visit earlier this year.

"I've talked with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel a couple of times," said Lewis. "I was there for an unofficial visit when I was down there for the Clarkson Camp. I met with Coach Neuheisel. I'm planning on going to their 1-Day Skills Camp."

Lewis' unofficial visit list includes Pennsylvania, William & Mary, NC State and Miami and he'll be at Arizona State this weekend.

Running a Wing-T offense at Bradshaw Christian, Lewis doesn't have the eye-popping stats of other quarterbacks.

"We run the Wing-T but most colleges look for a passing quarterback," said Lewis. "I can roll out and be mobile and be a dual threat quarterback. I've really been working on my speed. I'm looking at a bunch of different offenses. 2-back, spread, just a variety of offenses, where I can be more of a passing quarterback. An offense, though, that isn't just based on one person, but one where the ball can be spread around a little more instead of just focusing on one person."

Lewis said he's looking at several factors when deciding where he'll attend.

"A college I'm looking for is one that doesn't look on just academics but a school that looks at the whole person aspect, their character and their leadership," said Lewis. "And I want to take all the time that I can and wait to decide. I don't want to leave any stone unturned, I want to open all doors and look at all opportunities."

Last fall, Lewis threw for 701 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions, with a 63.8% completion percentage and a QB rating of 128.

"One player I like is Tim Tebow," said Lewis. "Like me, he's lefthanded and he can run but he can throw a little too."

Academically, Lewis is in good shape, with a 3.6 GPA and a 3.3 core, with a 1030 on the two-part portion of the SAT and a 25 on the ACT.


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