Lewis "shocked" with news from Big 12 schools

There may still be spots open on rosters across the country for the class of 2009, but that hasn't stopped several Division I coaches from keeping an eye on the future 2010 guys. And if top-notch players are what you are looking for, then look no further than Fort Bend Hightower's Shaun Lewis. This week, Lewis received some good news by phone and mail. Scout.com has the update.

When September 1 roll around this past week, it is likely that Division I coaches across the country wanted to make sure and make contact with the elite of the 2010 class. Even more so, as in the case of Fort Bend (TX) Hightower linebacker Shaun Lewis, a few actually went ahead and extended offers.

"On Monday, Texas A&M offered and on Tuesday Nebraska offered me as well," Lewis said. "I think that USC wants to offer me also. When I got the letter from Nebraska in the mail, I was shocked. I didn't know what to think for a second.

"I was speechless."

Though he may have been at a loss of words, he has not let the early attention cloud his judgment and stay focused. Last week in a 35-21 win over Aldine Eisenhower, Lewis racked up 10 tackles and a quarterback hurry. He and the Hurricane team are on their bye week before they start district play against rival Willowridge. 

For the time being, team success is all that matters to him right now. And when it comes time to deal with football recruiting, he will do so. The main thing he does not want and that is for it (recruiting) to become a distraction. 

Of course there are a few upperclassmen in the locker room who will help guide him through this process.

"I hope to play well so that I will have a lot of offers at the end of my junior season," Lewis said. "But its is team first to me. A.J. Highsmith tells me all of the time to not get caught up in recruiting and stay focused. He said if I don't, then I may end up having a bad season because I am distracted. Colton (Valencia) also helps me out and gives me advice."

Lewis said that his primary goal is for the Hurricanes to play 16 games and earn a state berth. While this early interest is present and will remain until he makes a decision, Lewis is really wide open at the moment.

"I'm interested in all of the schools that have offered and those that have not," Lewis said. "LSU, Miami, Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma are a few of the schools I would like to hear from as well. But I am really open to any and all programs."

A player with "speed, power, quickness, smarts, and explosiveness" is how Lewis describes himself. Surely that is what plenty of programs are looking for in a linebacker.

Lewis had 100 tackles and 11 sacks as a sophomore.


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