Buckeyes Offer Florida Speedster

By Jeremy Birmingham on February 9, 2014 at 6:58p

Photo: Michael Loughlin/Sun Sentinel


Ohio State has offered 2015 wide receiver Kahlil Lewis, a West Virginia commitment from Miramar High School, according to the 5-foot-11, 180 pounder.

"I was offered by Coach (Buckeyes' wide receivers' coach Zach) Smith," Lewis told Eleven Warriors. "My first time talking to him was today, but he is a real cool guy. They have been looking at me for some time he said."

Lewis committed to the Mountaineers in early January, becoming the latest in a string of players for Miramar to commit to West Virginia, following former Miramar coach Damon Cogdell, who joined Dana Holgerson's staff on January 8th. His high school teammate, Kendrell McFadden pledged for West Virginia on January 10th and another teammate, defensive back Tyrek Cole committed to Florida State a day earlier on January 9th. McFadden, the nation's seventh-ranked safety, was offered by the Buckeyes in mid-2013.

Despite familiarity on the West Virginia staff (and through Miramar alumnus, NY Jets quarterback Geno Smith,) Lewis says that his verbal commitment to the Mountaineers won't stop him looking at other schools that offer him.

"I'm open to any school, and I'll visit Ohio State, Alabama and a few others this summer" Lewis added. "I still have a whole year to make a final decision but I love West Virginia."



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allinosu's picture

4.75 seems a bit slow for Urban.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

I'd imagine that number isn't accurate at this point.

allinosu's picture

Yea, I kind of wondered how much in depth knowledge they had on him since they don't list his skill strengths and weaknesses.

Seattle Linga's picture

My 2nd cousin plays for the Mountaineers and he likes it. However they are not on the same planet as tOSU - Their campus may be nice but if he's the real deal - I have a feeling he'll be swinging his vote elsewhere.

+2 HS
danman9450's picture

My 2nd cousin from West VA.

AKA uncle, brother, or/and sisters husband.

Sorry, had to.

+8 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

No worries brother - I thought someone might do it and had to stick my neck out there, it's all good!!!!!!!

+3 HS
tennbuckeye19's picture

I wonder about the stability of the WV program and how much longer Holgorsen will be there. His first season they were 10-3, but were still in the Big East. But since joining the Big 12, they went 7-6 in 2012, and last year they were 4-8.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

OSU > WVU.  Fact.

If he can commit to OSU, he will.  I feel confident about that.