Pickerington Central’s Lewis commits to Ohio State

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Pickerington Central Tigers

Since the spring the Buckeyes have had a commitment from the top wide
receiver prospect in the state of Ohio, Frank
Epitropoulos
(Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington). They now have
two wide receivers in their 2012 recruiting class and this one is also a
central-Ohio star.


Since the spring the Buckeyes have had a commitment from the top wide
receiver prospect in the state of Ohio, Frank
Epitropoulos
(Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington). They now have
two wide receivers in their 2012 recruiting class and this one is also a
central-Ohio star.

Roger Lewis
(Pickerington, Ohio/Central), who recently visited Ohio State and was
offered a scholarship by the Buckeyes, has become OSU commitment No. 12
for the Bucks’ 2012 recruiting class.

“Roger just committed to Ohio State,” Bill Hardy
said. “I just talked to him on the phone and he told me.”

Bill Hardy is the father of former Pickerington Central star
defensive back Eilar
Hardy
who signed with Notre Dame in February. Bill has been helping
Lewis with the recruiting process.

“Man, just growing up (in Columbus), me watching Ohio State games
and watching guys like Ted Ginn and Santonio Holmes and the great
receivers at Ohio State, it was something I couldn’t pass up,” Lewis
said.

Lewis gave the good news to Luke Fickell earlier this afternoon.

“He was pretty fired up,” Lewis said. “And he told me to do the
right things on and off the field because people will be watching.”

Lewis is sure he will get an opportunity to contribute early once
he arrives at Ohio State.

“The coaches told me there is a high chance to play early because
they need wide receivers,” Lewis said.

After an impressive performance at the Ohio State Senior Advanced
Camp on June 25 in which Lewis won an award as wide receivers MVP,
Lewis put himself into strong contention for a scholarship offer from
the Buckeyes. He then visited Ohio State at the beginning of this month
and was told by Greg Gillum and Stan Drayton he
would get a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes. One day later Lewis
made a return trip to OSU and Luke Fickell told
him he had the Ohio State offer.

It did not take Lewis long to commit. He picked Ohio State over
scholarship offers from Cincinnati, West Virginia, Arizona and virtually
the entire MAC. Lewis was also drawing interest from Michigan, Michigan
State, Purdue, Illinois, Kentucky and others.

Lewis’ sister plays basketball for Cincinnati and Lewis highly
considered the Bearcats, but in the end the opportunity to play for the
hometown Buckeyes won out.

The 6-foot-2 and 195-pound Lewis caught approximately 15 passes
for close to 350 yards and seven touchdowns during his junior season.

Bill Kurelic’s Comment: With Lewis in the fold the Buckeyes
have commitments from two outstanding receivers from nearby. However,
don’t be surprised if the OSU staff finds room to fit one more wide
receiver in this class.

Check out Lewis in action courtesy of our friends at
ScoutingOhio.com:

http://scoutingohio.com/index.php/view-profile.html?task=userProfile&user=6046

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