The West Virginia Mountaineers have secured their first big commitment of the Neal Brown era in Aaron Lewis. Lewis, who looks like a receiver standing 6’-5” and weighing 235 pounds is actually a defensive end. In fact, here is what his 247 evaluation says
Ideal frame for defensive end. Good length and can carry 260 pounds with ease. Can play inside or on edge. Has fast-twitch muscles. Gets off ball quickly. Physical at point of attack. Re-directs well along line of scrimmage. Plus body control. Great motor. Has closing speed. Tackles through the ball carrier. Has a good swim move. Needs to work on staying lower within first few steps. Improved hand work is important. Uses speed to the edge too frequently. Multi-year starter at top-20 college program. Third day NFL draft pick.
Hailing from Williamstown, New Jersey, Lewis had offers from all over the country including names you may have heard of: Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Tennessee Volunteers among others. All in all, he held 19 Power 5 offers but spurned the Big Ten schools for the Mountaineers. When asked, Lewis first credited the new facilities that were recently built.
Weight: 232 lbs
Power 5 Offers - Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Baylor, Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Nebraska, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech