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Lewis earning respect, carries

Lewis earning respect, carries

Dennis Erickson and the rest of his staff knew they were getting a gem when Deantre Lewis gave his pledge in May of last year. A four-star prospect and ranked 22nd in his class at running back by Scout.com, Lewis was highly sought after and received offers from three other Pac-10 schools.

Yet, when you get a chance to interact with Lewis, he doesn't seem like a product of hype. He speaks with brevity and a high amount of honesty. On a day where the offense clearly had the advantage over the defense and Lewis broke off several big plays, the true freshman from Norco, Calif. wasn't anxious to pat himself on the back. "We had a good practice," he said. "We could pick a couple things...

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