By Chadd Cripe
© 2012 Idaho Statesman
Boise State has added an offensive lineman to its 2012 recruiting class.
Offensive tackle Archie Lewis (6-foot-4, 255 pounds) of Rancho Cucamonga High signed his letter of intent Wednesday, he said Thursday. He will grayshirt and join the program in January 2013.
Lewis visited Boise State last week and was offered a scholarship.
“It was one of my dream schools from the beginning,” he said. “… I was very excited. It felt very surreal. I felt like I was in a dream.”
Lewis originally expected to sign with New Mexico State, but that scholarship offer fell through, he said. Boise State began talking to him before signing day.
“My dad kept on telling me to wait it out and see what happens,” he said.
Lewis only played two years of high school football, starting both years. He missed his first two years because of a leg injury.
“He’s got a ton of upside,” Rancho Cucamonga coach Nick Baiz said. “I think he’s not done growing yet. He’s got enormous feet and hands and arm length. I think he’s going to be a big kid when he’s all done.”
Lewis is the fourth offensive lineman in the 2012 recruiting class. Mario Yakoo also is expected to grayshirt. Steven Baggett and Travis Averill are expected to join the team this fall.