Business Approach

West Virginia earned the commitment of Miramar (Fla.) wide receiver Khalil Lewis in early January. Since his verbal pledge to the Mountaineers, multiple programs have become involved.

Khalil Lewis has taken a different approach to the recruitment process.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Miramar High wide receiver is taking a more cautious, business-oriented to the procedure. That path has kept him committed to the Mountaineers, but isn't ready to shut the door on any new happenings.

"Things have been going great for me," an excited Lewis said. "A lot of offers have been coming my way and a lot of coaches have been in to see me this spring."

"My situation with West Virginia is great, but you never know what could happen in another year," Lewis continued. "You don't know how the school you committed to is going to look or how things there could change. So you have to stay open-minded. This is a business."

For the time being, though, Lewis plans to stick with his pledge to West Virginia. His affection for the Mountaineers hasn't wavered over the last year.

"I love West Virginia," Lewis declared. "I talk to Coach Seider and [Coach] Cogdell nearly everyday. We talk about family stuff, it's not always about football. They're always asking me about how my grades are, how I'm getting better and things like that."

Since his commitment to the Mountaineers, Lewis has acquired offers from programs such as Louisville, Syracuse, Miami (Fla.) Nebraska and UCF.

Of that group, a handful are pursuing him the hardest -- in addition to a few others.

"I'd say UCF, Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Syracuse and West Virginia are coming at me the most," Lewis said.

As a junior, Lewis caught 34 passes for 458 yards and eight touchdowns. Despite his success both on and off the field over the previous year, he still identifies areas for improvement over the summer.

"I'm working with other receivers and the offense on my team, trying to make each other better," Lewis described. "I'm trying to get chemistry with my quarterback. I'm especially working on my explosion and speed."

Lewis plans to visit West Virginia this summer with his Miramar teammates, along with other potential stops at Ohio State, Auburn and Alabama.

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