Kyle Lewis Adds Much Needed Depth


Kyle Lewis was added this morning to the recruiting class of 2011. He played for Downey High School in California and rushed for over 1,200 yards with 11 touchdowns.

He originally was committed to play for UCLA but due to not having all the academic requirements was unable to commit in February. Since then, he was able to get all of that straightened out and switched his commitment to Washington which significantly helped the depth situation at running back due to the loss of Zach Fogerson to a career ending concussion and Deontae Cooper for the season after he re-injured his ACL.

Lewis was an exceptional athlete in high school as he also played

defensive back. He had 55 total tackles and 2 interceptions. While he was being recruited by some schools to play safety, he seemed to want to play more at the running back position.

He shows good burst through the hole but has the ability to play physical through tackles. He uses his speed and change of direction to alude pursuers. He is a solid pickup for the Huskies and not your typical late addition to a DIV-1 football team.

He is going to be joining the rest of the freshman in the LEAP program right away and will be immediately integrated onto the roster. Expect him to provide depth his freshman year but given time to develop and compete he has a shot to be more than that in the future.

Here is his highlight video from his senior season: