June 20, 2006

Lewis set to add offers

Athlete Malachi Lewis of Oxnard, Calif., has already accumulated about 25 scholarship offers. But the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder isn't done if recent conversations with at least two programs are any indication.

"UCLA said they had a surprise coming in the mail," said Lewis, who already holds offers from Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Oregon and Oregon State after rushing for 2,187 yards and 24 touchdowns last season.

Notre Dame has also been showing some heavy interest too in the Rio Mesa High School standout. The Irish have submitted a transcript request for Lewis and indicated that if everything checks out that an offer could be in the works. Lewis said the Irish are recruiting him to play running back.

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