Travis Lewis happy with decision to choose OU over Nebraska
Neil McGlohon, The Oklahoma Daily
Junior linebacker Travis Lewis is glad he didn’t stay committed to play for Nebraska.
Lewis and his teammates gave freshman linebacker Corey Nelson a hard time before the Texas A&M game because the freshman was committed to the Aggies before signing a letter of intent with OU.
This week, Lewis finds himself in a similar situation as the Sooners prepare to face the Huskers in the Big 12 Championship game.
The San Antonio native was committed to Nebraska right up until signing day, when he spurned the Huskers and has since become one of the best defensive players in OU history.
Lewis doesn’t have any regrets, either.
“I’ve won two Big 12 Championships (at OU), and I’m working on my third,” Lewis said.
Lewis credits assistant coach Bobby Jack Wright for helping him make the decision to come to OU.
“He just kept pushing, and he made me think about some things,” Lewis said. “Every time something bad would happen to Nebraska, he would be on the phone saying, ‘You see that?’”
Even while he was committed to Nebraska, Lewis said OU was always in the back of his mind.
“I committed (to NU) as a junior, and that’s too soon to commit,” Lewis said. “You’re young and you don’t really know what you want.”
Lewis joked that the cold, northern winters made it easier to change his mind.
“My official visit was at the Nebraska-Texas game, the snow game,” Lewis said. “That was the first time I really saw snow, and I got over it within five minutes. They gave me a jacket, but that was it for me.”
Lewis said he’s happy with his decision to come to OU instead.
“I think I came out on the winning end, with the championships we have here,” Lewis said.