The UCLA Bruins added a key piece to their 2015 recruiting class early in the year as 4-star athlete Jaason Lewis pledged to the Bruins over the Tennessee Volunteers, who were thought to be the favorite.
What makes Lewis’ verbal commitment to the Bruins interesting is that he is a native of Virginia Beach, VA and plans to play his college ball on the opposite side of the country. Even though the Bruins’ campus is so far away, Lewis felt at home when he visited the Los Angeles campus this past weekend. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound athlete will be one to keep his eye on to see where he will end up on the playing field at UCLA. He has great size and speed to go along with it (4.5 40-yard dash).
He is listed as an athlete because of how versatile he was this past season as a junior in high school. This past season at Ocean Lakes High School, Lewis rushed for over 500 yards and eight touchdowns, and also caught 33 passes for 498 yards and six touchdowns.
At the collegiate level, Lewis could play nearly any skill position on offense other than quarterback, but he could also switch sides and wind up on defense as either an outside linebacker or defensive end, much like former UCLA all-American and top NFL draft prospect Anthony Barr did during his playing days as a Bruin.
Lewis becomes the third commitment for the class of 2015 for the Bruins as he joins fellow 4-star tight end Aliz’e Jones and 3-star inside linebacker Victor Alexander. The Bruins’ class currently sits at no. 19 in the nation, but is the top overall class in the Pac-12.
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