The UCLA Bruins picked up their second commitment for the month of July and second commitment in four days when they received three-star wide receiver Keontez Lewis’ pledge last week.
Lewis ranks as the country’s 87th-best wide receiver for the class of 2021 and the 530th-best player overall. Hailing from East St. Louis High School in East Saint Louis, Illinois, Lewis is also the 15th-best player from his state. At 6’2, 185 pounds, he already has the frame of a top-notch college wide receiver and he had at least 25 scholarship offers to coincide.
✟ Philippians 4:13 “ I can do all things through Christ “— Keontez Lewis (@Nolimitk3) July 10, 2020
C O M M I T T E D !! pic.twitter.com/6YMX0GE4Cx
Lewis hauled in 38 receptions a season ago for 809 yards and 10 touchdowns. He averaged well over 21.0 yards per catch and started racking up scholarship offers after a dominant junior season.
Lewis chose the Bruins over multiple other major college football teams, but most notably, over the Oregon Ducks.
He joins an already impressive list of current Bruin receivers and three total commitments at the position for the class of 2021. UCLA is very young at the position as the only upperclassmen are Dymond Lee (JUCO transfer), Jaylen Erwin and Ethan Fernea while they hold 10 underclassmen at the position currently on roster (Kyle Phillips, Josiah Norwood, Kain Medrano, Charles Njoku, Michael Ezeike, Chase Cota, Deavyn Woullard, Ashton Authement, Delon Hurt and Hudson Habermehl).
Lewis’ commitment also gives UCLA 12 commits for the class of 2021 and puts them firmly in fourth in the conference in the race for the top recruiting class. In their sights are the Washington Huskies, who have just one more commit than them but are buoyed by a five-star QB in their rankings. A few more solid additional pieces to this class for the Bruins would certainly push them into third place in the conference.
Until then, welcome to Westwood, Keontez! Tell your friends!