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Tyquan Lewis on commit: 'Coming soon'

8/17/2012

By this time next month, Tyquan Lewis (Tarboro, N.C., Tarboro) could be a Buckeye.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound hybrid defensive end/linebacker indicated he is quite sure of where he wants to go and he received the blessing from his mother. Now, it’s just a matter of picking a date.

North Carolina, Ohio State and LSU – as they have been for some time – are the finalists and Lewis wants to take official visits to all three.

But he might have already given a commitment by the time he sees them.

“I know in mind where I want to go,” Lewis said. “I thought about doing it today, but my [high school] coach said there’s too much going on. [The decision] is coming soon.

Here’s what he had to say about all three:

North Carolina: “It’s close to home. I can go back and forth and see my family. But also, they have great coaches. I like talking to them. They always seem friendly and nice.”

Ohio State: “It’s the coaching staff and the entire thought of just being there. It was probably my best visit.”

LSU: “Mainly, it’s just the coaching staff they have. I haven’t visited there yet. That and the competition level there.”

He’s indicated on more than one occasion that the Buckeyes and North Carolina are at the top of his list and he went as far as bringing his mom up to Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights in July.

Lewis said the visit to Columbus went well as the Buckeyes continue to try to sway him their way. He recorded 63 tackles and had 12 sacks as a junior.