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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

July 6, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Another new Husky?

Sounds like it, though this one has the slight twist of being a very late addition for the Class of 2011 as Dawgman.com is reporting today that safety/running back Kyle Lewis of Downey, Calif., is in the process of becoming a Husky.

Dawgman.com reports that Lewis did not sign a letter-of-intent last February due to concerns over his academics, but had later committed to UCLA. The site reports that Lewis got his academic work done but that “things broke down” with UCLA and he has decided instead to come to UW. Since he didn’t sign an LOI he is eligible to enroll immediately at UW without penalty.

The Dawgman.com story also cites Lewis’ relationship with Jesse Callier, who is also a Downey native, as playing a factor in his decision to come to UW.

Lewis indicated to Dawgman that UW coaches see him as an offensive player, apparently at running back, though he might also project at safety or corner — the latter spot obviously one where the Huskies might be able to use some immediate depth.

Here are Lewis’ stats from last season.

Here is a story from when he originally committed to UCLA in April with some more background on his academic situation.

Here’s an ESPN.com story on his workout at a NIKE combine in April, 2010, that got him on the map and another from the Long Beach Press-Telegram with lots of detail on his background.

As noted in a scholarship breakdown last month, UW appears to have some room under the 85-man limit after having had a little off-season attrition, so fitting Lewis in shouldn’t be an issue.

Finally, here is some video of Lewis:

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