June 15, 2008

ASU offers Lewan

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral lineman Taylor Lewan was among the most impressive overall performers at the Arizona State Maroon and Gold One Day Camp on Sunday and he was rewarded with his second scholarship offer of the day as a result.

"Yesterday I went to Minnesota's camp and I flew back last night and got in at 1 a.m. and their coach left me a message telling me to call him so I did this morning and he offered me and then I came out to ASU today and after that camp they also offered me," Lewan said.

Lewan's father played offensive line at Minnesota, so to pick up that offer and an offer from the hometown Sun Devils on the same day had quite an impression on the young man.

"I didn't expect it to happen but it's pretty exciting," Lewan said. "I just want to keep working hard so I can continue to improve and be able to make the most of the opportunities."

The offers from ASU and Minnesota represent Lewan's second and third scholarship offers, following on the heels of Utah State, but it should come as no surprise that schools getting an up close and personal look at Lewan would like what they see. He's 6-foot-6, 265 pounds and incredibly lean with a huge frame that can easily carry another 30-40 pounds. There is also another advantage that Lewan has in that he's young for his class.

"I'm only 16 years old," Lewan said. "I don't turn 17 until July so I just want to enjoy the recruiting process and take my time with it and see where it goes."

Lewan transferred to Chaparral eight weeks ago after played at Cave Creek Cactus Shadows last season.

"The move is going good," he said. "They have great coaches at Chaparral and we should have a really good team this year. I'm going to play tackle and maybe some defensive end.

In addition to his offers, Lewan said that Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon State are actively recruiting him.

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