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Two-sport star shines at NIKE

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PALO ALTO, Calif.-At every NIKE Camp across the country there are players who come there for one thing and that is to get noticed. When there is a gathering as vast as the NIKE Camp that was held in Palo Alto this weekend the odds are there were several. Rivals.com will be rolling out several stories over the next few days. Some names will be known while others will be brand new.
One player who showed himself well was Chris Lewis (6-2, 238, 4.62) from Clovis (Calif.) Clovis West.
Not only is Lewis getting offers for his skills on the gridiron, but he is also getting offers for his talents as a wrestler.
Lewis is currently ranked as the nation's number two ranked heavyweight wrestler.
The Arizona Wildcats have offered Lewis as a wrestler. Fresno State has offered Lewis for both football and wrestling. Nevada and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have offered football scholies.
During the spring ASU, Washington State, Cal, Army, TCU and Idaho have come by the schools. Lewis has received phone calls this spring from Arizona, ASU, Washington State, and Fresno State.
After Lewis' fine performance at the NIKE Camp look for more schools to jump on the bandwagon.
"It was great being at the NIKE Camp," Lewis said. "I liked getting the exposure."
"It was also great to against other guys across the country," Lewis said. "I had a lot of fun."
Lewis has great strength. He benched 185-pounds, 27 times. His max bench is 365, his squat was 470 and he has an outstanding 365-pound power clean.
Lewis was an all-state selection as a sophomore and repeated that honor as a junior.
Lewis showcased a pair of good feet and a lot of power. He is definitely one to keep your eye on in the fall of 2005.
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