Defensive end/linebacker Tyquan Lewis (Tarboro, N.C./Tarboro) has made his announcement. Moments ago Lewis announced he has committed to the Buckeyes giving Urban Meyer 17 commitments for his 2013 Ohio State recruiting class.
Lewis, a 4-star prospect, made 63 tackles including 12 sacks during his junior season
Meyer had wanted to land a top combination defensive end/outside linebacker for his 2013 class. He made a strong pitch for Lewis Neal before Neal committed to LSU over the Buckeyes. Once Neal picked LSU, Meyer turned his focus to Lewis.
Lewis landed an offer from the Buckeyes in the spring, but it was not a “committable” offer at the time. However, after an outstanding performance at Meyer’s football camp in June, Lewis had his offer changed to a “committable” one.
Lewis made it back to Ohio State with his mother the weekend of July 27 for Friday Night Lights. Lewis did not work out, but the visit helped seal the deal with Lewis and his mother, and now the 4-star prospect is a Buckeye.
Lewis’ list of scholarship offers included Ohio State, LSU, North Carolina, Auburn, Clemson, North Carolina State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky. He narrowed his choices down to Ohio State, North Carolina and LSU before picking the Buckeyes.
The 6-foot-3 and 220-pound Lewis registered eight sacks his sophomore season. He made 63 tackles with 12 sacks during his junior season.
The Buckeyes recruited Lewis for the ‘viper’ position – a combination outside linebacker/defensive end that rushes the passer at times and drops into coverage at times.
Lewis is the No. 10 prospect in the state of North Carolina and the country’s No. 11 week-side defensive end in the 247Sports rankings.