Well, all that gibberish about welcoming Dwight Lewis with open arms looks mainly to be just that at this point. I said to some friend yesterday that I didn't think we'd be seeing him at KU, and today's news confirms it. But before that became fact, we did get the standard PR posturing from family of recruit on why Lewis made his decision:
"I really don't want to get into details. He is re-opening his recruitment," Lewis' dad, Dwight, Sr., told the Journal-World on Monday. "Kansas is still being considered. Everything with Kansas is exactly the same as before. The staff is wonderful. There's not a problem."
And then reality sets in, twice.
Though KU officially remains on his list -- with LSU, Oklahoma, Florida, Miami, USC and others -- sources have told the Journal-World the Jayhawks no longer will consider Lewis for one of four available scholarships in the Class of 2006.
Also, the Baton Rouge Advocate reports today that LSU will not recruit the Archbishop Rummel High player.
My favorite take on this came from a Phog.net poster yesterday, who entitled a new topic "What was your favorite moment of the Dwight Lewis era?"
Goodbye son, and good luck wherever the wind may take ye.
No Rush for Mizzou?
It's played out in the comments section already, but I ought to bring attention to this quote from today's Star:
"(Missouri) was just a fall-back plan," Rush said. "I don't have any interest in going there. I'm just ready to pick a school so I can chill out until school starts."