Taylor Lewis switches from KU to OSU

Taylor Lewis (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) committed to Kansas late June after a visit to Lawrence, Kan. Stil, the 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back knew in the back of his mind that Oklahoma State would be a great place to play college football -- and if he got the chance, he’d jump on the opportunity.

It took roughly six months, but Lewis finally picked up that offer, and on Wednesday, Lewis changed his commitment and gave the Cowboys his verbal pledge. Lewis, who plays cornerback and safety for nationally ranked DeSoto, said he will play cornerback in college.

“That was the other school I always considered,” Lewis said of Oklahoma State. “It was a decision I came up with. My family, my head coach and I sat down, and it was a decision I had to make.”

Lewis became the Cowboys’ 20th commit of the 2013 recruiting class. He said Oklahoma State’s overall tradition and sense of winning won him over. Lewis, who was recruited by receivers coach Doug Meacham, also said his productive summer visit to Stillwater, Okla., stood out. He participated in a camp there, where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds.

“I’m used to winning and competing, being from where I’m from,” said Lewis, who starts for an undefeated DeSoto team ranked No. 6 in the ESPN 25 Power Rankings. “With their look and the intensity they have, I knew I wanted to be a part of their program.”