Lewis and Green Go Blue
Boise State landed a pair of commitments this week, both from players from traditionally strong programs.
The southpaw Greene is fresh off leading the Cavs to the CIF State D-II title in 2012 and Serra may be the most talented team in California in 2013, with a legitimate chance to play for the CIF State Open Division title.
"My mom and dad got on a conference call with Coach (Chris) Petersen at Boise State and I told him I was ready to be a Bronco. I decided there was no reason to put it off any longer when I knew that was the best place for me. Even if I had 30 offers or more, Boise State was just the best fit so I decided to jump on it. They didn't pressure me at all, in fact, Coach Pete actually encouraged me to take some other visits but I don't need to do that. I saw everything I needed to see on that visit and I'm thrilled with my decision. I feel like it's a big weight off my back right now. It's such a family atmosphere there," Greene told Greg Biggins of Scout.com. "I felt so comfortable with the players, coaches and just my surroundings. Boise is a cool college town and there's a lot of passion for the football program. They have a great football program and I love the offense as well.
Lewis missed much of his junior year with an injury, but is poised to return for his senior season and is one of the top prospects in the greater Sacramento area.
"It was a decision I was ready to make for a while now. They program is one of the greatest in the country. The coaching staff can't be beat and the culture there is something I want to be a part of. They have done nothing but win in the past decade, so going there, you know you will succeed not only on but off the field as well. At Boise State, they care as much about the person as they do the player and develop both. It is the perfect fit for me and I'm excited to be a Bronco," said Lewis.
Glen Ihenacho - DB - Gardena (Calif.) Serra - 2014
Its easy to get overshadowed at Serra, when you have the #1 player in the West on your team (Adoree Jackson) or the top linebacker as well (Dwight Williams), but the Ihenacho family has more than overcame. Glen, the youngest of the three, was offered by Cal this week, another Pac-12 offer for him, and given both his brothers were overshadowed by teammates at Serra and turned those into NFL careers, Glen probably won't complain about it, especially with a number of offers making their way to him.
National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins also contributed to this notebook.