Johnathan Lewis of St. Peter’s Prep High School in Jersey City signs his National Letter of Intent, making it official that the Scarlet Knights have their signal caller of the future in the mix, “On the Banks of the Old Raritan”.
#RUK17IGHTED pic.twitter.com/kXJEDbU092— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) February 1, 2017
The Johnathan Lewis Profile
6’ 4” 220 lbs. 4.6 ( 40 speed )
Scout - # 8 NJ - # 31 Dual Threat QB Nationally
24 / 7 - #16 NJ - # 16
Rivals - # 8 NJ - # 15
ESPN - #23 NJ - # 29
Consensus 3 Star * Dual Threat Quarterback National Recruit
Consensus 1st Team All State Selection
Offers From: Georgia, Boston College, Temple, Wake Forest
The East Orange resident has the prototypical frame and structure of the modern day quarterback with the size to take the hits that come with being a dual-threat QB. Lewis can run down hill like a tailback and punish unsuspecting defenders in order to pick up first downs and keep drives alive. His feet are quick and nifty which allow him to sidestep pass rushers in order to deliver the ball down field.
Scarlet Knight fans and opponents should not be misled into thinking he is a running back playing QB for he has the arm strength to make all the throws required of a pocket passer. Lewis stands tall in the pocket and can rifle the ball across the far hash on out-routes and can air it out deep to pick up chunk plays. He has the skill set to roll out to his left or right equally and flip his hips in order to be in a good throwing position.
Lewis committed early to the Knights back in April of 2016 which led other top programs to look elsewhere for their future field general. The National Scouting Websites may have slightly underrated Lewis for I have him as New Jersey’s #1 Quarterback prospect no matter what term or phrase you place in front of the letters QB. Lewis threw for over 1,500 yards and 10 TDs while rushing for 992 and 21 TDs this past season.
The Kid from Prep (as St. Peter’s is known in Hudson County) is expected to compete for the starting QB position from the very first day he exits the Turnpike at Exit 9. Prep’s rigorous academic curriculum and strict graduation standards prevented him from enrolling early On the Banks but the kid from New Jersey’s #4 ranked HS Football Team in 2016 will be ready to roll the day after High School Graduation. He will remind many of the Scarlet Knight faithful fans and “On the Banks” readers of a previous Hudson County product in former Rutgers and NFL QB . ... . Ray Lucas.
Check out the Scarlet Knight’s QB of the future in action here.
Rutgers Nation welcome Johnathan Lewis @Kinglew__! #RUK17IGHTED pic.twitter.com/gwmLnZmJa7— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) February 1, 2017