Fall classes started on Monday, but it's still uncertain whether junior defensive end Ronnell Lewis will be eligible this season.
"He still is working on some family matters," coach Bob Stoops said. "But he did practice today and looked good. We'll see where that goes. Whenever anything's definitive I will say so.”
Summer classes ended more than two weeks ago. There are several rumors why the process has taken so long.
“I know you have to chase leads, but a lot of what you chase is inaccurate,” Stoops said.
KING BIGGER, STRONGER
If Lewis is ruled ineligible, junior David King would move into the starting lineup. King has increased his weight to 275 pounds.
"I'm a little heavier and got a lot stronger this summer," King said. "It gives me some extra punch on that offensive tackle.”
Defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright said King's improvement can be attributed to a strong work ethic.
"He's up to 275, but he's down to running a 4.6 40," Wright said. “Not only is he bigger and stronger, he's much faster. Most of it is maturity and eating right. David is kind of a weight room nut. He's a workout guy. He loves the weight room and works his tail off in there.”
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