One could say that the NIKE Training Camp for San Antonio (Texas) Lee prospect Travis Lewis was the turning point for the 6-foot-1, 213-pounder. Since then, scholarship offers have come in heavily and the race just got even more interesting with his most recent ones.
The talented Lone Star prospect added offers this week from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona, and Oklahoma State. Those are added to ones from Missouri, UTEP, and Rice. Now, it appears Lewis is not that far off from a decision.
"There could be a commitment in the next few days actually," Lewis said with a laugh. "I'm loving this though. I'm soaking up every minute and loving it to the fullest."
When Lewis ran a 4.34-second 40-yard dash with his frame, people took notice. He received two phone calls this week and those two schools appear to be in the driver's seat going into his decision.
"Well, I talked with coach Bobby Jack Wright from Oklahoma and he said he was offering and the paperwork was in the mail," Lewis said. "That would have to be my No. 1. Then, I spoke with coach Phil Elmassian from Nebraska. They really want me bad. They just can't wait to get their hands on me."
"They'd be my second team right now, but I'm trying not to name any solid favorites."
Though Lewis isn't trying, he appears to have a pair of schools in the lead and vying for his early pick.
"If I go to Oklahoma, I could win a national championship," Lewis said. "That's what I like about them. Nebraska, they've treated me great. That would be a place that I would jump into the action sooner. That's not to say I couldn't jump in at Oklahoma. I want to help the team."
Lewis says that with a decision approaching, he hasn't thought about visits yet. He's taking his coaches' advice to just be patient and not pull the trigger too soon.
"They just want me to see what happens," he said. "So we may go through the week here and then go from there."
Lewis has played running back at Lee, but says he's being recruited as a safety and a linebacker.