Head Coach Chris Ash and staff, particularly receivers coach Jafar Williams, received a welcome tweet from the newest Scarlet Knight commit, Eddie Lewis of Monmouth County’s Mater Dei High. Lewis made his official visit to “The Banks of the Old Raritan” on the weekend of January 21 and was hosted by Freshman Receiver Dacoven Bailey. It is now official, the next great receiver is On the Banks.
#RUK17IGHTED pic.twitter.com/3ypcUSYQ6z— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) February 1, 2017
Eddie Lewis: 6 - 0 175 4.5 (40 yd.) WR
Scout - #24 NJ # 186 Nat’l WR
24 7 - # 15 # 95
Rivals - # 13 # 73
ESPN - # 24 # 160
Consensus 3 Star National Recruit
Offers: Rutgers, Indiana, Duke, Iowa, Boston College, N. Carolina, Buffalo, Temple, Old Dominion, Colorado State
Lewis is a fleet footed glider who possesses soft hands and excellent ball skills with the explosion to take the top off the defense. He is a natural hand catcher who does not let the ball get into his body. A fluid route runner with the speed and acceleration to get separation from defensive backs as seen on film and supported with his 10.6 speed in the 100 meters during track season. He has the ability to high point the ball supported by his 6’ 1” high jumps during track & field season and a 34 inch vertical leaping ability.
Eddie is doubly dangerous in the return game with the ability to catch punts effortlessly and flip field position with his open field running ability. Offensive Coordinator Jerry Kill along with Special Teams Coordinator Vince Okruch will find a very talented speed burner with the ability to take the rock all the way to the student section in High Point Solutions Stadium.