Neal Brown is hoping to extend West Virginia’s recruiting map way down South.
Thursday morning, assistant coach Dontae Wright and the Mountaineers extended an offer to 2022 safety Ronald Lewis from Warren Easton High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lewis (6’1”, 165) is 3-star recruit that currently holds offers from Colorado, Oregon State, Kansas, Marshall, Memphis, Purdue, Tulane and Virginia.
Lewis is a rising prospect and tells West Virginia Sports Now that this latest offer from the Mountaineers is one that excites him but that he did not see coming.
”I’m very excited and always appreciative to get an opportunity to showcase my talents and hopefully get to the next level,” said Lewis. “This offer from West Virginia came fast but they seem to like me a lot.
”I actually just started talking to coaches from West Virginia this week and pulled the trigger on me. It means a lot to me to see that they watched my film and liked what they saw enough to offer me a scholarship. I’ve been talking with Coach Wright and really liked what he saw, got to know me and decided to offer.”
— Ronald “Champ” Lewis† (@chaamp7) May 13, 2021
“Most coaches tell me that they like my ball skills and ability to go up and take the ball away,” said Lewis. “I also have versatility. They see me as a safety but I can also play cornerback or nickel corner.”
Lewis is someone that’s seen his recruitment skyrocket compared to where it was a year ago and it’s because of the hard work he has put in over the last year. The dynamic athlete is picking up new offers weekly which is causing him to make changes in his upcoming recruiting visits this summer.
“I’ve been working for this moment my whole life. At this time last year, I didn’t have any offers but I worked like crazy and it’s great to see all that work being rewarded by getting the chance to go to a major D-1 school.”
”Last year during the pandemic, I worked hard to get bigger, stronger and faster and it translated onto the field this past season,” said Lewis. “I ended up with 8 interceptions and when coaches hear I had that many, it wows them. “
— Ronald “Champ” Lewis† (@chaamp7) December 29, 2020
Lewis tells West Virginia Sports Now that he currently has three official visits set: Colorado (June 4), Oregon State (second week of June) and Purdue.
”I’m hoping to get a chance to come up and visit West Virginia. Distance won’t factor into my decision. I’m fine with traveling. That’s actually the dream to get out and go to a new city and experience new things.”