After a big showing at the NIKE Training Camp, it was only a matter of time before San Antonio (Texas) Lee running back/linebacker Travis Lewis picked up his first scholarship offer. Monday, that became a reality.
The 6-foot-2, 213-pounder who runs a consistent 4.4-second 40-yard dash grabbed an offer from UTEP. Don't expect it to stop there. Texas Tech, Ohio State, Michigan State, Arizona State, Colorado, Purdue, and many others are possibly on their way.
"Oh yeah, recruiting picked up a lot," Lewis said. "UTEP came to the school on Monday and I found out they offered me. I've got colleges visiting every day it seems like."
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UTEP, being the first school with an offer out, definitely will be one that Lewis keeps his eye on.
"I told my coach, the first one will open my eyes because I now realize I'll play football at the Division I level somewhere regardless as to who it's with," he said. "People ask me if I have favorites, but I just want to play football. I'm really open to everything right now."
Lewis injured himself only a few games into the junior year, but says that getting his speed back was the first sign that he's getting healthy.
"It's a really good sign," he said. "It's just a process, but the healthier I get, the faster I get. I've been in the low 4.4-second range before I got injured. Now, I'm getting that back."
Some schools could be recruiting him for both sides of the ball.
"I actually want to play linebacker," he said. "Texas Tech and Michigan State have both said offense though."