When Robert Lewis committed to SMU in February there weren't many other programs involved with him but since that time the South Gate (Calif.) South East running back has seen his recruitment take off.
The 5-foot-10, 155-pound three-star prospect said last week at the Big Man on Campus Under the Lights 7-on-7 Tournament that while he remains committed to the Mustangs he is definitely looking around with Oregon, Ole Miss and Colorado being of most interest.
"At first, nobody else was coming out," Lewis said. "I only had SMU. It seems like once I committed people started coming out of everywhere. I was really surprised.
"I'm looking around definitely. I'm sticking to my commitment right now but I definitely have my options open."
Idaho and New Mexico State are his latest offers and San Diego State and Utah have also offered but the teams with spread offenses stand out most to Lewis, who rushed for about 2,000 combined yards in his sophomore and junior seasons.
That's why SMU, Oregon and Ole Miss are really making up ground in his recruitment because the offenses at those three places really suits Lewis' style - which is speed and making people miss in the open field.
"I'm basically looking for a spread offense because that's where I'll fit in the best," Lewis said.
"That's why SMU, Oregon and Ole Miss are sticking out because they told me they'll use me in a spread offense."
SMU is hanging on though and Lewis is expected to take an unofficial there when he's in Dallas for the upcoming Badger Sport 7-on-7 nationals.
He likes the offense and the coaching staff there but other programs are also pushing him so his recruitment will continue to be interesting through his senior season.