December 4, 2012

Lewis leaning towards DC, Pokes

The Wyoming Cowboys pulled in one commitment after the first big football visit weekend of the year last week with Charlie Renfree committing to Wyoming on Sunday. Renfree is the 10th known commitment to the Wyoming program in the Recruiting Class of 2013.

Commitment number 11 may not be far behind.

Centennial (Colo.) safety Xavier Lewis said he plans to visit Laramie for the second time this weekend and the hard-hitting safety from Eaglecrest High said a commitment this weekend is possible.

"The chances are very high (of a commitment this weekend)," said Lewis. "I have Wyoming coming to my house today and I have Air Force coming the following day. Wyoming seems to be the place I am leaning towards there. If everything goes well this weekend, there could be a commitment.

"Really I am just hoping to get a feel for (UW)," he added when asked what he wanted to see during his visit. "I want to get a feel for what it is like to live up there. How are the people, how are the teammates and get around the coaching staff."

Lewis stands 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds and has been clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He also claims a vertical leap of 34 inches and a 4.0 grade-point average.

Lewis is a two-time all-conference safety for Eaglecrest who holds scholarship offers from Wyoming, Montana and the Air Force Academy. This season he helped his Eaglecrest squad to a 7-5 mark and a playoff run that saw them get into the State Quarterfinals where they lost to Cherokee Trail. Along the way, Lewis led the Raptors with 75 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.

"The coaches at Wyoming want me to be a physical safety that can help in the run game as well as cover," Lewis said. "They like my physical presence on the field. I like to go out there and hit and everyone knows that. That is something I am going to bring as well as work on other parts of my game to become a complete player."

Lewis said he came to Laramie this spring to the Wyoming Spring Game and liked what he saw. He also walked away with a scholarship offer. While he is interested in the Air Force engineering program, he repeated his appreciation for the Wyoming coaching staff and the program in general.

"I feel like Coach (Dave) Christensen, even thought they had a drop off this year, that he has the program going in the right direction," Lewis said. "I really think they believe in me and we have a nice chemistry. I think I can be a good player there and really develop."

"I know a couple guys up there," he added. "They have a nice indoor facility. I think that Coach has them headed in the right direction."

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