Instant Impact: Tyquan Lewis Commits to Ohio State

On September 20, 2012 by

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Buckeye Nation has grown stronger as the quest for an elite defensive line has taken another step in the right direction.  The Buckeyes and Coach Urban Meyer have landed commitment #17 of the 2013 class from DE Tyquan Lewis of Tarboro High School in Tarboro, NC.  Lewis announced his commitment this afternoon from his high school on his team’s bye week but has been ready to make the call for a few weeks now.  Buckeye DB coach, Everett Withers,  has a connection to the state of North Carolina; and that connection has continued to pay off as the Buckeyes land their first prospect from the Palmetto State in the 2013 class.  The Buckeyes brought in one NC prospect in the ’12 class in DE/OLB Jamal Marcus, and now OSU has received the commitment of another defensive stud from Withers’ old stomping grounds.

The consensus 4* Lewis plays as standup DE in high school, so the immediate impact of his commitment has to be in his ability to bring athleticism to the Buckeye line.  Watching Lewis’ Junior Year Highlights, his pass-rushing skills are most notable.  Lewis does a good job getting leverage while rushing the passer which is an area that the Buckeye defense has had struggles with over the past few seasons.  He uses his excellent hands to break away from blockers but also can dip his shoulder and turn the corner on a tackle when rushing the passer.  Lewis’ aggressiveness and high motor are notable as well.

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Tim Kirk
Tim Kirk

Very excited about this commit! FYI - The Palmetto state is South Carolina.