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Decision close for WR Roger Lewis

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With his senior season set to begin, Pickerington (Ohio) Central wide receiver Roger Lewis would like to make his college selection so his focus can be on his team this fall. The 6-1, 190-pound prospect is now starting to formulate plans for announcing that decision.
"I want to probably set up a press conference to commit," Lewis said. "I'm not sure when - whenever is best for the media to come out. I want it to be pretty soon so I can lead my team. It will probably be this week or next week. I've got to get it over with."
Lewis has received more than 15 scholarship offers thus far in the recruiting process, but four teams have risen to the top of his interest list.
"So far, it is Cincinnati, West Virginia, Arizona and Ohio State," Lewis said. "Then, whoever offers more could probably be in the mix."
Lewis' most recent offer came from Ohio State. He camped with the Buckeyes earlier this summer, then drove up to meet with their coaching staff last week and received an offer.
"Growing up and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes, it's a great offer," Lewis said.
Lewis is now conferring with his family and coaches on which school fits him best and several factors are being considered.
"We're looking at probably early playing time, good facilities and an overall [situation] that we like," he said.
As of Sunday evening, Lewis said he did not know which school he would pick and no team has emerged as the likely choice. He has made visits to all of his top four schools except Arizona. Even if a decision does come within the next couple weeks, Lewis said official visits could still be taken to the schools he has not seen, or to schools who offer later in the process.
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