Lewis looking around

Rob Lewis is a 6-5, 215-pound athlete from Van Nuys (Calif.) Montclair Prep, and Rob is a player that hasn't been talked about too much. The reason? He committed to USC back in May, but something came up that caused Lewis to back off the men of Troy and reopen his recruitment. Now he's looking at four other Pac-10 schools, and Washington is one of them.

"I was very committed to USC from the beginning, but they weren't committed to me," Lewis told Dawgman.com. "They started looking at some other players, JC guys and they talked about holding my scholarship and greyshirting me and I didn't like that."

Lewis is a rangy athlete that plays both tight end and defensive end, and he wants to try and play both in college. He's firmed up his visit schedule, but there may be one more twist to it before things are in stone. He'll be visiting California on January 17th, Washington January 24th and Arizona State on January 31st. "I still have my visit to USC set up for the 10th, but I don't know if I'm going to take it," Rob said. "If I don't, I'll move my Washington date up to the 10th and my Arizona State trip to the 24th."

Rob has already taken a trip to the Farm to see what Stanford has to offer. "It was really nice, I liked it a lot," he said of his December 8 visit. "They have a great program in my field of study and I could really relate to the players on the team." Lewis' academic plans right now are to major in biology.

Here's what he had to say about the other schools he plans on visiting.

Washington - "I want to stay in the Pac-10. They like me as a defensive end, and since the Pac-10 is mostly a passing conference, I could really do some damage there. And I like them because they are giving me lots of options. I can play tight end too."

California - "Basically the same thing. I can play both."

Arizona State - "I like them. They want me as a linebacker, the position I played in high school."

So is Stanford in the drivers' seat for Rob? "Not at all," he said. "I need to get an ACT score that I'm waiting on and it's kind of iffy, but that doesn't matter. I'm just looking to get as much information on as many schools as I can right now. I'm going to decide on signing day. I'm not going to rush into any decision this time around."

In his information gathering, has he come across anything of interest? "Actually, yeah," Rob said. "I found out that Washington has a really good academic tradition," he said. "I know that Stanford and Cal are 1-2, but Washington is right there too."

Bobby Kennedy and Randy Hart are the coaches that have talked to Lewis about the Huskies. "Coach Kennedy said they like me because I'm versatile and they need that. They like to pass the ball to the tight end. And he said that Washington is a winning school, something like 26 years in a row winning. That's impressive."

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