Lewis Neal Is A Buckeye!!

Written April 23rd, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

Making Fans Already

And the good news keeps rolling, as North Carolina’s Lewis Neal becomes the lucky thirteenth member of the OSU class of 2013.

The 6’3″ Neal is projected as a defensive lineman, and plays weakside end at James Hunt HS in Wilson North Carolina.  He visited the ‘Shoe on Saturday for the spring game, which gave us what could easily be the most awesome recruiting photo ever, seen on the right.

Neal’s offer list is a strong one, particularly given that he is rated as a three star by most of the major recruiting sites. He held offers from Clemson, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, and Purdue.

After the jump, you can get a better look at his film- great first reaction and tenacity, although the technique is a bit raw (who’s wasn’t in high school?). From what we hear, he’s just now coming into his own in terms of his abilities, and is a hard worker both on and off the field.

It will be interesting to see if Ohio State keeps him on the line or bumps him back to linebacker- our recruiting team seems to think that this commitment more than makes up for Courtney Love’s decision to head to Nebraska over the weekend.

Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Mr. Neal!



  1. jasonNo Gravatar
    April 23rd, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    i think this kid is better than these sights have him ranked a great looking player and athlete


    Ben HNo Gravatar
    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Agreed…him and a lot of the other 3* guys. I bet it may change after their SR seasons unless they’re set in stone. Not sure how all that works…personally Jason I think too much emphasis is put on it. Youtube or other recruiting video’s are a great thing. Make it easy to see how the rating systems are a bit off.


  2. Ben HNo Gravatar
    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Kinda like Jamal Marcus. However he looks to be a bit more powerful but maybe not as fast. I think the Defense is solid besides another safety or DT. I hope the staff goes after Gibson, Treadwell, Quick and Green hard. It seems as if this class may fill up quick now…I hope not before summer. Friday night lights seemed to be a huge recruiting tool for Urban in the past. Wonder if it will be this year?


  3. Ben HNo Gravatar
    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I’d bet my bottom $ that Mike Heuerman commits Friday or possibly before=-)


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