March 29, 2007

The Phenom heads to Eugene

As part of our continuing post-signing day coverage, Duck Sports Authority is contacting all of Oregon's class of 2007 signees in order to get to know them better. This is a series that will continue for the next few weeks. In this episode we meet up with athlete Malachi Lewis of Oxnard (Calif.) Rio Mesa.

Getting to know: Malachi Lewis
Oxnard (CA) Rio Mesa
Current size: 6-foot-3, 215 pounds

Rankings: Rivals250 2007 athletes 2007 (11) California top 100 2007 (22)

Recent statistics: For his senior season, Lewis racked up around 1,500 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for over 300 yards and three more scores while recording approximately 30 tackles and one interception on defense. For his efforts, Lewis was named all-CIF and second-team all-state in California.

Other schools offering scholarships: Lewis visited Ole Miss, Cal, Georgia Tech and Arizona State along with Oregon. He also considered Georgia, UCLA, USC and Nebraska.

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