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Lewis has three on top

Miramar (Fla.) wide receiver Malcolm Lewis added to his offer list on Monday when Bo Pelini and Nebraska extended a verbal offer.
"One of my coaches told me and told me I had an offer from them," Lewis said. "I just found out before you called me. My coach told me."
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound speedster has yet to speak with a coach at Nebraska, but hopes to in the next 24 hours. He says he holds an interest in the Cornhuskers.
"I'm interested in them," Lewis said. "I never thought about them until now. It came out of nowhere."
Nebraska is far from his only offer. He also claims offers from Florida, Florida State, LSU, South Carolina, West Virginia, and he believed Alabama as well.
At this point, three in-state schools are sitting towards the top for his services.
"Probably UF and FSU, and UM," Lewis said when asked about leaders. "It's just the environment around the schools."
Early on in his recruitment, Lewis admits that distance is a factor in landing his services.
"Yeah it is," Lewis said. "But I'm still open to schools that aren't, but right now it's that."
Lewis has yet to hit the road for any Junior Day visits but he intends to change that in March.
"Not yet, I was supposed to go to the FSU and UF [junior days], but I had the ACT," Lewis said. "I'm going to FSU and UF their next junior days."
When it comes time to decide, Lewis wants to find a place where he can apply his skillset at the wide receiver position. He will be looking at an array of details in choosing the right school for himself.
"The receiving corps," Lewis said. "The opportunity at the school and if I have people that I know there who can tell me what it's like around the school."
As a junior, Lewis had 32 catches for 572 yards and five touchdowns.
John Talman contributed to this report.
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