Lewis says yes to Arizona offer

It's been a little while since we've caught up with Blinn LB Sterling Lewis (6-0, 230) and this past weekend he took a trip to Tucson to visit the Arizona Wildcats and he came away with an offer and made a commitment early on Monday night to head coach Mike Stoops.

"I had a lot of fun out there," Lewis told JCFootball.com on Tuesday night. "It just felt like home and I'm glad to have things over and feel like I made a great choice of a great program."

Lewis said the chance to play for an aggressive defensive coordinator who will let him make plays was a big reason for his decision, but he said that wasn't the only thing.

"They have a great offense and they need a few more defenders to help take them to where they want to go," Lewis said. "I can go in there and play early and be a playmaker for them and help bring them back.

"It also was a nice area and I liked Arizona a lot. It's pretty close to home so my family can come and watch me pretty easily."

Washington State offered Lewis in late November and he was getting heavy interest from UAB, UTEP and Arkansas as well.

As a freshman on Blinn's National Championship squad in 2006, Lewis posted 45 tackles and six sacks in part-time duty and he followed that up with a big sophomore campaign in 2007 as he racked up over 55 tackles, six tackles-for-loss, seven sacks and one interception and on forced fumble.

"I had a productive season, but I think I could have been even better," Lewis said. "We just struggled at times as a team. We were really young this year though, so we should be set up to do really well next year."

Lewis will finish his two-year degree this month and he will sign on the 19th of December. He'll have three years to play two when he arrives on campus.

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