NEW COUGAR COMMIT: More speed coming to Wazzu


WHEN RON ALLEN, co-founder of popular southern California athlete training company B2G, puts out a tweet about one of his pupils making a verbal commitment, he doesn't do so lightly. The source needs to be the athlete, a parent or possibly a head coach. So it was Wednesday when Robert Lewis' dad called Allen to share the news: Robert is taking his soft hands and speedy wheels to Washington State.

So what are the Cougs getting in Lewis? A breakaway threat and yardage machine, if his final prep campaign is any indication.

As a senior in 2011, Lewis was named division, league and regional player of the year, racking up a video-game like 3,095 all-purpose yards and 36 TDs: 2,023 yards on the ground, 338 on 20 receptions, 461 on kickoff returns and 273 on punt returns. While he averaged 9.97 yards per carry as a running back, the 5-10, 160-pounder projects as a college receiver.

Just a day ago, Lewis told the Cougs were on top but he would still be taking two more visits and wouldn't announce his decision for a while. But as in recruiting, things change quickly, from hour to hour in some cases.

Lewis chose the Cougars over offers from Oregon, Colorado, Utah and others.

LEWIS, RANKED THREE stars by and No. 63 nationally at the wideout spot, brings a lot of speed to the table, as seen here...

Lewis pledged SMU earlier this year but June Jones' ill-fated dalliance with ASU opened the door on his recruiting and Leach walked on through.

Lewis led South East High to its first ever City Section D-II Championship. In addition to his exploits on offense, he also had 59 tackles, 5 INTs and blocked three kicks.

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