Alex Lewis to transfer to Nebraska

Offensive lineman Alex Lewis has decided to transfer from Colorado to Nebraska, according to the Rivals.com Cornhuskers website.

Lewis, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound junior, started all 12 games at left guard for the Buffaloes in 2012. His father, Bill Lewis, was an All-American center for Nebraska in 1985 and played in the NFL from 1986 to '93.

"Just committing to the idea of transferring is a hard decision, but I just thought long and hard about it," Alex Lewis told HuskerOnline.com on Friday. "It's not an easy decision or one you can make overnight. It's something that's developed over time.

"Going on my visit to Nebraska, it reassured to me that I made the right decision. Just the people around the town are great and just the attitude around the sport of football is awesome. I love the passion there about winning and the passion around the team and how they work as a team. It's really exciting, and it's something that I enjoyed and it's something I'm looking forward to."

According to The Denver Post, Lewis did not participate in spring camp because of shoulder surgery he underwent Nov. 30.

Lewis' announcement follows that of former Colorado quarterback Nick Hirschman, who said Thursday that he will transfer to Akron.