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Lewis Switches to Purdue
Even though he took an official visit to West Lafayette this weekend, Antoine Lewis had long considered switching his verbal commitment from Minnesota to Purdue. "Anyone who really knows me wasn't surprised," he said. "I've been considering it for months. It really started when I went on an unofficial for the Northwestern game. It shined the program in a different light for me and every question I had was answered." Purdue is closer to Lewis' home than Minnesota, but he says that wasn't a factor. The Boilermakers have an early opportunity an cornerback, but Lewis says every school told him that. It was about much more than the usual factors. "One of my mentors, Corey Cooper Sr., he played at Purdue and he was Rod Woodson's running mate in the secondary. He's very successful and I see all Purdue graduates are succssful in society. It is a chance for me to graduate and get a great degree. Of course, I have a great opportunity to play early, but that was only a small part of it." Cooper brought Lewis to Woodson's Hall of Fame induction in August and the young corner was able to meet one of the greatest of all time at his position. "Rod was a cool guy. He was a cool, regular guy. He was telling me the things I'll need to get to the next level and separate myself from the thousands of people with my skill set." Lewis will run track in the spring, but other than that, it will be all about getting prepared to contribute for the Boilermakers next year. "The cornerbacks are both seniors and they have some safeties who they can put at corner, so everybody coming in has very little college experience. The coaches said I need to keep getting bigger and stronger, so when I come in in June, I'll be ready to compete."
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