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Report: Texas WR Kennedy Lewis temporarily suspended

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The redshirt freshman is expected to miss spring practice.

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According to Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods, Texas Longhorns redshirt freshman Kennedy Lewis will miss spring practice due to a temporary suspension from the team.

Once summer workouts begin, the 6’3, 200-pounder is expected back. The report did not provide any further details about why Lewis is temporarily away from the team.

A signee in the 2019 recruiting class as a consensus three-star prospect out of Melissa, Lewis was a late-rising prospect who committed to TCU shortly after receiving an offer from Texas last June. The Longhorns were able to get him on campus for an official visit in October and landed a commitment from Lewis before the early signing period.

After arriving on campus last summer after running a 10.53 100m as a senior, Lewis appeared in two games for Texas — Rice and Oklahoma State — recording a 37-yard catch against the Owls that remained his only statistical contribution as he redshirted.

With the departures of Collin Johnson and Devin Duvernay, Texas is looking to replace a significant amount of production at the position, so missing spring practice is a significant development for a player like Lewis who is trying to earn more playing time this season as an outside receiver.

Possessing a rare combination of size and speed, Lewis has plenty of untapped potential, but a suspension like the one that he is reportedly facing now isn’t a good sign for his ability to start maximizing that potential in 2020.