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Washington St major player for Lewis

1/2/2012

Athlete Robert Lewis (Los Angeles, Calif./South East) was an early commit to SMU, but it sounds like a few other schools have moved up to the top of his list.

Lewis, a four-star prospect and ranked No. 24 in the state, played running back and safety at South East but is being recruited primarily as a slot receiver.

“Robert still likes SMU, but I think they’re dropping a bit,” South East coach Derwin Henderson said. “Washington State is coming on strong, and he’s going to visit there later this month. I don’t know the exact date, but I know he wants to visit there and San Diego State. Oregon is still calling too, and I could see Robert taking that visit as well. He has three left.

“I think Washington State is really intriguing to him right now. Coach Leach contacted him right away and thinks he’s a great fit in that offense. He likes him in the slot and thinks Robert could catch a lot of balls there. He also loves the idea of playing in the Pac-12, so they could be tough to beat. Like I said though, San Diego State and Oregon are right there as well.”

Lewis earlier had visited Utah along with SMU and showed interest in Fresno State at one point.

“Utah is out,” Henderson said. “When Norm Chow left, that was it for Robert. He may still take an unofficial visit to Fresno State, but I think he wants to play in the Pac-12, so I would bet he ends up at Washington State or Oregon.”