We have seen Nebraska increase their efforts in the state of Texas during this recruiting cycle. The Huskers have offered close to 60 prospects in the state and only Florida has more from the Huskers this cycle so far. One of those players that holds a Nebraska offer from the Lone Star State is 3-star (HV Rating: 85.0) linebacker Derrick Lewis.
Extremely honored and blessed to receive my first BIG 10 offer from the university of Nebraska!!! #GBR pic.twitter.com/sWrO3GD3l1
— dlew.22⚡️ (@dclew_22) May 13, 2019
That offer tweet from Nebraska is still pinned to his Twitter profile almost two months later so it stands to reason that it was a big one for him. Lewis attended the Big Red BBQ and told Hail Varsity that it was a great time and he liked what he saw in Lincoln. Texans know their BBQ as well, too.
“They had some great food by the way,” Lewis said. “But I got to talk to all the coaches as well as other recruits.”
Lewis added that he also enjoyed talking with the current players on the team. One player he got a chance to talk with was senior linebacker Mo Barry who Lewis said gave him a sneak peek of what it takes to be an elite football player in the Big Ten.
He got to have conversations with almost all of the coaches, including head coach Scott Frost. The Clemens High School star said that he really liked all of the coaches and that Frost was no exception. Moving forward, he did talk to the staff about returning for an official visit in the fall and that option is on the table.
Relationships are going to be key moving forward in his recruitment as he decides on his future school.
“I’m looking for a good relationship not only with the head coach but with my position coach,” he said.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.