June 26, 2011

Lewis has a big day

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Over the last three days, there were dozens of outstanding performances turned in at the Ohio State underclassmen and senior camps and Saturday was no exception. One of the top performances of the weekend was turned in by class of 2012 Pickerington (Ohio) Central wide receiver Roger Lewis. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect showed up Saturday afternoon to participate in drills and one-on-one's and he didn't disappoint. Lewis' size, speed, and ball skills were too much for the opposing defensive backs as he brought home the wide receiver MVP award.

"I just wanted to come in and work hard and show the coaches what I've been working on at my school," said Lewis. "I just came in and did my thing."

Lewis' dominant afternoon effort didn't go unnoticed as many of the coaches in attendance were seen talking to Lewis between reps and drills. Afterwards, Lewis was called into the office by the Ohio State coaching staff to speak with some of the coaches.

"I talked to coach Stan Drayton," Lewis said. "He called me into his office. Yesterday he had told me that he wanted to work with me and stuff so I came in the office and he just said that he's very interested and that I had a hell of a day."

While Drayton made his feelings about Lewis' abilities clear, where do the Buckeyes stand with the talented receiver?

"Growing up in Ohio, I like Ohio State," he said. "I know they are going through some changes right now but I don't care, I still like Ohio State."

Lewis has seen his stock soar during the spring and summer, picking up over 10 offers with more almost surely on the way.

"It's very exciting," Lewis said of his recent offers. "The recruiting process is going real good. So far I have offers from basically the whole MAC and Cincinnati and tomorrow West Virginia should be offering."

In addition to his offers, Lewis is receiving serious interest from some of the very best programs in the Midwest.

"I've got interest from Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Oregon, West Virginia, Virginia, Nebraska, Louisville, there's a lot of schools," he said.

Though Lewis is pleased with his recent camp performances, he continues to work on all areas of his game.

"One thing I've been working on is when I'm running my route, when I break off a defender, getting back and stacking up and relocating," he said. "My ball skills are good, I can find the ball easy but just stacking it back up (is an area for improvement)."

Lewis will camp at West Virginia on Sunday and says he doesn't have any other camps scheduled but wouldn't rule out last minute stops at schools that are showing interest.


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