Football Recruiting: WR Ronald Lewis Signs LOI With Arizona State

Arizona State today signed three-star wide receiver Ronald Lewis as part of its 2013 recruiting class.

A product of West Jefferson (LA) High School, the 6-0 185-pound Lewis originally committed to ASU in September 2012. He visited the Tempe campus in January 2013.

Jefferson chose Todd Graham’s Sun Devils over Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Baylor, Nebraska and TCU. He had offers from over 30 schools.

“His skills translate well to the next level,” West Jefferson coach Marcus Scott told The New Orleans Times-Picayune. “He’s versatile enough that they can play him at a number of different positions. They can throw it to him, they can hand it to him, they can move him around and create mismatches.”

According to an scouting report:

“Lewis is a prospect that really has a nice feel for the slot position and is an inside receiver with a knowledge of how top get open and find soft spots in coverage. He has adequate height, but is extremely lean. Is light on his feet and lacks strength and bulk. Is at his best when in motion, working against off coverage. Excels on screens, reverses and quick bubble screens. Has reliable hands and can catch away from his body and on the run. Shows excellent body control and the ability to adjust to the ball in the air. He isn’t a major threat after the catch as he is quicker than fast, but he has some elusiveness and can make defenders miss in the open field.”

As a senior, Lewis led West Jefferson to a 7-3 mark and an appearance in Louisiana’s Class 5A playoffs. He ran for an 80-yard touchdown on a speed sweep during week 10 of the season, and also caught four passes.

With its 62-26 defeat of the Navy Midshipmen in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, Arizona State closed last year’s football season on a successful note. Under the hand of first-year head coach Todd Graham, the Sun Devils achieved an 8-5 record, won their first bowl game since 2005, and most importantly, set the stage for further achievements in the coming years.

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