The Penn State football team picked up a big commitment today, as Lions 247's Sean Fitz reports Wyoming Valley West wide receiver Eugene Lewis has chosen the Nittany Lions. The 6'2", 181-pound wideout is rated as a four-star prospect by all four of the major services and earns a scout's grade of 80 from ESPN.
Lewis had offers on the table from Boston College, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, N.C. State, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin before settling on Penn State according to his Rivals profile, and Fitz reports Oregon and West Virginia were in on him as well. At the very least, it appears the Lions landed a player half the college football world was seeking.
His Scout profile breaks down his game this way.
Lewis has the potential to be a star at the next level. As a sophomore, he showed the skill set that college coaches dream of. He has an outstanding frame and is such a smooth and fluid athlete. He won’t shatter any speed records running a forty-yard dash, but he has a different speed with the ball in his hands. He has exceptional field vision and runs like a scat-back. He is very instinctive and always makes things happen.
With Derek Moye set to graduate after the 2011 season and fellow starters Devon Smith and Justin Brown to follow after 2012, it was important for Penn State to get a receiver with a lot of ability into the program to soften the blow. It appears they've done that here with Lewis.
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