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Lewis has Big 12 leader

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Just because it's summer doesn't mean that things are just going to wind down for top prospects like San Antonio (Texas) Lee safety Travis Lewis.
The 6-foot-1, 213-pound speedster is using the summer to prepare for his big senior season. Not only has it been big because of scholarship offers coming in from the likes of Arizona State, Houston, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Rice, and UTEP, but also because his season last year was cut short due to injury.
Recruiting is taking a backseat while Lewis makes sure he's healthy and ready for the 2006 campaign.
"I'm really just taking a break from it all and working real hard over the summer," Lewis said. "I guess it was my decisiont o let recruiting calm itself down. I'm not making any decisions over the summer and I'm just keeping myself busy in the weight room."
The first thing that catches peoples eye is the 4.34-second 40-yard dash that Lewis ran at the NIKE Training Camp in College Station this past April. Since then, things have been going through the roof with offers and a few teams emerged as early leaders.
Oklahoma looked like the early destination for the talented Texas prospect. Now, Lewis says another team has pushed themselves a little higher than the others.
"Nobody is lower and I have a lot of interest in a lot of schools," Lewis said. "If I had to say that there is a school higher than others it would be Nebraska. I like talking with coach Phil Elmassian. I just like them."
Another reasons the Huskers may be high is that one of his friends, Ian Harris, committed to Nebraska this past week.
"I've known him for a while and we've talked about recruiting," Lewis said. "It's just unfortunate that he plays for Churchill, our rival. I joke with him about that all the time."
Southern Cal is another school trying to get in with the talented Lewis. He spoke with recruiter Ken Norton Jr. recently. Lewis says he's trying to get out for a visit, but it may not take place.
"We were trying to go to their camp," Lewis said about the Trojans. "I don't think it's going to work out. If not, than I probably won't take any unofficial visits. I'll probably just take the ones in the fall."
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