During a visit to Colorado on Saturday, Granite Bay (Calif.) safety Isaiah Lewis finally hauled in his first D1 scholarship offer (he had on from Kentucky Christian), after a day-long visit to Boulder on Saturday.
"We were touring facilities and on the way we made a stop to coach Mac's [Mike MacIntyre] office, my mom and I went in and spoke for probably 20-30 minutes about the football team, academics, the importance of your career over football, and the bond you create with all your teammates," Lewis said. "Mid conversation, he said he was able to watch plenty game film, watched me work out, and knew my character was great which is key for coach Mac. Then, he said he definitely wants to offer me a scholarship."
The Buffaloes see the 6-foot, 190-pound as a safety and nickel back, and one of the reasons they finally came around to offering Lewis was because of his Sunday performance a the Golden Gate Showcase at San Pablo (Calif.) Contra Costa College.
"Coach Mac, coach Taye and coach Clark were very impressed with my performance," Lewis said. "After that I stayed in heavy contact with coach Clark Taye and Adams."
In fact, Lewis had been in contact with Colorado ever since his freshman year, when Erik Aunese first got in touch. It was Aunese and Nate Taye, the assistant director of quality control who has worked with the Buffs' nickel backs in the past.
"I know they actually care for each and every recruit and player they have," Lewis said. "They show that they actually want you to be apart of their family and know how great their program is."
When Lewis finally got the offer, his mother had to hold back "tears of happiness during the meeting," Lewis said.
"Humbling," Lewis said, describing getting his first offer. "it gave me a feeling like never before, I felt so blessed and proud knowing that all the hard work truly does pay off, and I will continue to work hard to be the best I can possibly be."
The offer may soon be joined by several others.
"I know UNLV is still on the verge," Lewis said. "Coach [Jamie] Christian has been trying to get me offered for a while now. Coach [Greg] Burns from Cal got to see me workout and he liked me and grabbed my phone number, so we will be in contact."