Weber High offensive lineman Tysen Lewis commits to BYU football

Wednesday , June 14, 2017 - 10:38 PM

RYAN COMER, Standard-Examiner Staff

PLEASANT VIEW — Tysen Lewis was on his way home from a BYU summer football camp Wednesday when he received a text message from BYU offensive line coach Mike Empey.

Before the Weber High offensive lineman left BYU, Empey offered him a scholarship, and while Lewis was on his way home he announced the offer on Twitter. Lewis said the text was Empey asking him if announcing the offer on Twitter could be taken as a commitment.

Lewis said he thought Empey was just joking, but that it sparked serious thought.

“I looked at my dad and I said, ‘I feel really good about this,’” Lewis told the Standard-Examiner.

So he committed.

Lewis, a left tackle who lists himself as 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds on his Twitter bio, just completed his junior year at Weber. As a junior, Lewis was selected to the Standard-Examiner All-Area Second Team.

He said he has family members who graduated from BYU and it’s always been “kind of like a family dream” to have someone play football there.

He went to the camp after being invited by BYU linebackers coach Steve Kaufusi, he said.

After he got to the camp and started doing drills, Lewis said Empey pulled him aside and introduced himself. Then, after the camp, he pulled Lewis aside again and told him he had an offer.

“I was a little ecstatic,” he said.

Lewis said he also held an offer from Utah State University.

Contact Standard-Examiner sports reporter Ryan Comer at rcomer@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @RyanComerSe and on Facebook.

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