You know, for how important he is to the team in the future, and even next year, I feel like we haven’t talked enough about Brendon Lewis. The quarterback of the class, should he exist, is always the cornerstone. His outsized impact on the success of the team means that he is the most important recruit almost every year. And for being so important, Brendon Lewis’ drama-free recruitment hasn’t elicited the excitement of other recruits. Which is too bad, because he may just be the starter in 2020.
Lewis is from Melissa, Texas, a north-east suburb of Dallas that plays in one of the highest classifications of high school football in the state. After a great junior year, he committed to CU relatively early in the process, but as we wrote when he committed, there was still plenty of marquee names to hold off for his signature. Washington State and Mike Leach chased him right until the end.
Lewis holds every quality you want to see in a college quarterback, save for a massive frame. Just remember, when you watch his junior year film, he got more polished and put up better numbers in his senior year. He shows touch, quick decision making, and nice elusiveness out of the pocket. As a dual threat, he is a better thrower than runner, so this is not a Bernard Jackson situation. Lewis will early enroll at CU, meaning he will be on campus for spring ball. The Buffs will be able to unwrap their present early and see what they got before signing day.