The Texas Longhorns won’t have a chance to add to the world’s greatest 7-on-7 team after all on Friday, as Melissa wide receiver Kennedy Lewis pushed back his planned Friday decision:
I will not be committing tomorrow sorry for disappointing yall, but i want to make the best decision for me.— Kennedy C Lewis (@Kennedy_lewis35) November 9, 2018
It’s not yet clear when the 6’3, 190-pounder will make his decision.
Lewis reopened his recruitment in mid-October just days after an official visit to Texas for the Baylor game, announced on Twitter that he will choose between the Longhorns, Horned Frogs, and Florida Gators on Friday.
Don’t be surprised if the Gators receive an official visit — Lewis has only taken one so far.
Almost immediately after Lewis visited Austin for the Baylor game, the buzz was that an outright flip from TCU was the most likely scenario. Of course, that didn’t prove to be the case, but just days later, Lewis did decommit from Gary Patterson’s program, and the Longhorns had taken complete control of the moment from that point forward.
That momentum continued over the weekend, as Lewis returned to the Forty Acres for yet another visit for the West Virginia game.
Lewis’ Crystal Ball currently favors Texas with the Longhorns owning each of his seven projections. If those projections come to fruition, Lewis would join a loaded Longhorns wide receiver haul, as Texas already holds pledges from four-star prospects Jordan Whittington, Jake Smith, Demariyon Houston, and Marcus Washington.
Four-star athlete Peyton Powell may very well end up playing wide out as well, though his initial opportunity will come at quarterback. Not to mention, Texas is still very much in the mix, if not the favorite for top-ranked athlete Bru McCoy, who aims to play both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and a hybrid edge rusher.
If the Longhorns eventually land Lewis, he would add yet another talented option to what’s shaping up to be an embarrassment of riches at receiver in the coming years.
A three-star prospect, Lewis is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 97 wide receiver and as the No. 96 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.