New Jersey Lineman Joins WVU Class of 2020
West Virginia received a verbal commitment from New Jersey defensive lineman Aaron Lewis on Wednesday, following his weekend visit to the WVU campus, which included the Mountaineers’ Gold-Blue Spring Game. Lewis is the fourth player in the Mountaineers’ Class of 2020, and the first defensive player.
An active edge rusher with excellent mobility and a variety of moves, Lewis garnered some two dozen scholarship offers during the recruiting process. He long had West Virginia among his favorites and included the Mountaineers in his top five along with Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State and. He also had offers from Tennessee, Texas A&M, Syracuse and Baylor, among others.
Lewis built on an excellent sophomore season, in which he had 74 tackles and seven sacks, to earn a spot on the All South Jersey team as a junior, when he totaled 102 tackles, six sacks, forced a fumble and recovered another. He helped lead Williamstown to a 12-1 record in 2018 while also earning the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s South Jersey defensive player of the year award. Twenty-five of those tackles were for loss, and he also had 16 quarterback hurries.
Lewis visited WVU’s campus twice, once in February shortly after West Virginia’s new staff was in place, and again this past weekend. An excellent student who will have no issues qualifying, Lewis could graduate early and enroll at WVU in January, 2020.