Lewis Neal Considering Georgia Tech As Option

Ohio State thought they would be seeing Wilson, North Carolina athlete Lewis Neal in a Scarlet and Gray uniform next year, but that thought lasted only about a week. That's how long Neal's commitment to the Buckeyes lasted.

Lewis Neal made the decision to back off his commitment at the end of April, citing the fact that he hadn't taken enough time to consider all of his options.

With this in mind, Georgia Tech has now offered the 6-foot-2, 235 pound Neal a scholarship. Georgia Tech defensive line coach Andy McCollum was the one on the trail this time around for the Yellow Jackets as he made the trip to James Hunt High School during the evaluation period.

Neal currently plays defensive end and tight end in high school, but he is listed as a linebacker at the moment. He seems open to moving around, as he said, "It depends on what system I'm in. If I went to a 4-3, I'll play D end. But in a 3-4 I'll play hybrid."

Lewis was recently participated in the invitation only North Carolina Shrine Bowl workout. His performance on the defensive side of the ball proved why he's one of the top players in the state.

Even though he's seen mainly as a defensive player, Neal doesn't care where his coaches put him. "I can play it all," he said. "If they throw me the ball I'm going to catch it."

The Buckeyes will certainly still be in the mix. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has recently been in contact with Lewis. Neal isn't going to make a decision without weighing his options. His next visit will be to LSU. No unofficial or official visit is set yet with the Jackets, but Neal said, "They want me to visit, so I'm going to try."


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