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Trevon Lewis becomes first Baylor commitment in Rhule era

Houston-Lamar defensive back Trevon Lewis announced on Wednesday morning that he has committed to Baylor.

Lewis' commitment is the first for new Bears head coach Matt Rhule and the most recent significant activity on the recruiting trail for Baylor since Noah Daniels' decommitment after Thanksgiving. Baylor's only other commitment to keep his pledge has been three-star athlete Jalen Pitre. Lewis also received an offer from Utah on the same day Baylor offered him.

Lewis has good size as a defensive back and strong instincts in coverage for a safety. With his size and quickness, he should see action at cornerback in bigger defensive sets, but also has an opportunity for reps at the position with a smaller and younger group at the position currently on the Bears roster. Lewis showed equal prowess in his reactions to driving on passes and ball-carriers alike this season and plays in the same secondary with 2018 four-star prospects Anthony Cook and D'Shawn Jamison.

The new Baylor staff has been aggressively recruiting in-state prospects since Rhule took over in early December. Lewis is credited this season with making 92 total tackles and an interception that he returned for a touchdown. He was named defensive player of the year by the Touchdown Club in Houston this season.