Directly after the visit Lewis told BSB that it was one of the best experiences he's had on the recruiting trail thus far in the process. The experience went well enough for Lewis to want to make a return visit with the person who will have quite a bit of say in his final decision – his mother.
"It is very important – if my mom isn't happy I won't come here," Lewis told BSB. "I don't like going places without my mom. If she likes it, I will consider it (as a real choice)."
Rated by Scout as the No. 61 defensive end in the country, the 6-4, 220-pound prospect was a spectator for 30 minutes at Ohio State's "Friday Night Lights" camp in Ohio Stadium on Friday evening.
Because he and his mother were stuck in traffic, the defensive end wasn't able to attend the majority of the camp. However, both Lewis and his mother came away impressed by what they saw under the lights in the Horseshoe.
"She thought the stadium was beautiful," Lewis said. "It was a lot better with the lights on. It was a good overall time even though it was like 30 minutes."
Though Friday's experience with head coach Urban Meyer and the rest of the staff was rather limited for Lewis, the defensive end and his mother have a full day on Saturday. What happens during the visit this weekend could go a long way in determining where Ohio State will stand for the remainder of Lewis' recruitment.
"She liked it a lot. This was her first time up," Lewis said of his mother. "We just saw the stadium, that's it. (Saturday) we have everything else set in place. We are going on another campus tour. My mom is more of an academic person, so she'll be speaking with academic advisers and I'll be spending time with Coach Meyer and things."
With offers from programs like Auburn, Clemson, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and others already to his name, the camp offer from Ohio State was just more verification that he is one of the most coveted defenders in the nation.
Lewis, however, has an idea of the schools that are standing out to him at the moment. Though he hasn't come to a final decision on when he'll make his decision, he'd like to have the commitment done sooner rather than later.
"I have thought about it a lot, so (I would) probably (like to make a commitment) some time between now and September or something like that," Lewis said. "Like five or six (schools stand out) – LSU, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Houston, North Carolina and Ohio State."