Sep 20, 2012
Tarboro defensive end Tyquan Lewis will play his college football at Ohio State he announced Thursday during a press conference at the high school.
At 6-foot-3 and 225-pounds, Lewis is ranked the No. 11 defensive end in the Class of 2013, according to Rivals.com. Lewis said his final choices came down to LSU, North Carolina, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.
"I sat there and heard (Ohio State coach Urban Meyer) tell Tyquan that he has seen the speed that Tyquan brings off the edge in four football players that he's coached in college and all four of them were No. 1 draft picks and playing in the NFL," Tarboro football coach Jeff Craddock said in an interview last month. "He thinks he has the chance to be very, very special."
In a previous interview with HighSchoolOT.com, Lewis said his decision would ultimately come down to location and how comfortable he feels at the school.
Tarboro High School's football program has produced a consistent line of Division-I talent in recent years as they have won three consecutive state championships. Lewis becomes the second Vikings player in as many years to spurn in-state and ACC schools for programs in other BCS conferences.
Last season, running back Todd Gurley helped Tarboro to the 2A state championship where he earned Most Valuable Player honors before going on to play at Georgia.