As more and more recruits go back home and meet with their parents and coaches and friends we are getting more news of verbals. Coach Meyer has focused heavily on DL and LBs and with this newest recruit he got one that can play both or either. To say that Coach Meyer believes defense wins championships would be an understatement. To say he strongly believes that a great DL wins games would be spot on.
Lewis Neal is a 6’2″ 235 lbs 3 star DE/LB from Wilson, North Carolina. Rivals list Neal as the 16th best DE in the country. Scouts has him listed as the 28th best LineBacker in the country. 247sports and ESPN both have him as high 3 stars. Lewis Neal brings a lot to the table in his ability to play multiple positions and in multiple schemes. As we watch recruiting it is becoming more and more clear that Coach Meyer intends to go to a 5-2 base defense and get after the QB. Lewis Neal hasn’t been scouted much by the recruiting services but new Asst. Coach Everett Withers knows him well from his days at UNC. Watch the highlight tape below to see why OSU is so excited about this recruit.