Buckeyes Pick Up Commitment from 4-Star Defensive End
By Tony Gerdeman
The Buckeyes landed a verbal commitment from Tyquan Lewis (6-3 225), a 2013 defensive end out of Tarboro, North Carolina on Thursday. It is the second-consecutive year that the Buckeyes have landed a defensive prospect out of the Tar Heel state, having signed Jamal Marcus in the 2012 class.
Lewis, rated a four-star prospect and the number eleven weakside defensive end in the nation by both Rivals and 247, chose the Buckeyes over offers from LSU, Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia Tech.
Scout and ESPN both list Lewis as a three-star prospect. ESPN ranks him as the 45th-best defensive end in the nation. Scout likes him a little bit better, rating him their 35th-best defensive end.
Lewis earned his Ohio State offer following an impressive performance at the OSU senior advanced camp in early June. He has posted a 4.77 forty-yard dash and has recorded a 37" vertical jump.
Because of his size and agility, he projects as a pass-rushing defensive end for Ohio State, and will fit into their Viper or Leo role.
The Buckeyes now have five defensive linemen committed in this current class. Overall, Lewis is the 17th verbal commitment in Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class. There is still room for possibly four to six more prospects.
Stay tuned to The-Ozone for more on Lewis commitment, as Michael Chung will have a full report later on.
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