Houston adds local defender Ira Lewis

Ira Lewis (Houston/Lamar), a 6-foot-2, 240-pound defensive end, committed to play for his hometown Houston Cougars, multiple sources report.

Lewis, who was recruited by Houston wide receivers coach Brandon Middleton, also holds a scholarship offer from Tulsa.

The Cougars have three pledges for 2014, all from front-seven defenders. Three-star defensive end Xavier Jones (Magnolia, Texas/West) kicked off their class in March and linebacker Inoke Ngalo (Euless, Texas/Trinity) announced earlier this month.