Washington Huskies Football: Three-Star Safety, Drew Lewis Commits To UW


With the Huskies Rising Stars Camp taking place at Husky Stadium this weekend, there are some big time recruits on Montlake right now. If you remember, the Huskies gained seven verbal commitments at the Rising Stars Camp last year. This year, the number sits at one – so far at least. That one is 3-star recruit, Drew Lewis out of Eastlake HS (Sammamish, Wash.).

ESPN rates Lewis as a three-star running back, while Scout and Rivals both call him a safety. He has played running back and safety at Eastlake, but the Washington coaching staff reportedly thinks he might be an outside linebacker in the long term. Right now, he measures 6’2″ 196 lbs, so a little undersized for the linebacking position, though he has a frame that is easy to build on, according to Lewis’s former teammate and West Coast Convo writer, Josh Horton.

Lewis possesses offers from Arizona State, Oregon State, Pittsburgh and Washington State.

His brother, Ryan, committed to play with the Pittsburgh Panthers last year and it was thought that Paul Chryst and the Panthers could be in the lead for Drew, too. It turns out that’s not the case, however, as the Huskies picked up their fourth 2014 commit.

Lewis joins an already promising Class of 2014 for Steve Sarkisian. It consists of four-stars Don Hill and Rashaed Johnson and three-stars Lewis and Chase Blakely. It’s off to solid start, but Sarkisian will have to add considerably more for it to match last year’s coup.