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2016 Ohio Bobcats football recruiting: OT Haydn Lewis talks commitment to Bobcats

The Bobcats may have gotten a very gifted tackle with a lot of room to grow.

The Ohio Bobcats landed another commit before the prospect's senior season even started. Offensive tackle Haydn Lewis from St. Clairsville, Ohio made his decision to commit to Ohio about a month ago, going public with his decision via Twitter.

"It was my choice to commit so early," Lewis told Hustle Belt in a recent phone interview. Eastern Michigan was the first school to offer him in mid-February, followed by Ohio, Marshall, Colgate and Air Force. Without wasting much time, Lewis promptly made his decision to be a Bobcat, " it was such a good fit and I wanted to take that opportunity as soon as I could."

Lewis' weight is currently underwhelming at 265 pounds. Of course, a lot can happen by the time he goes to Athens, but he's currently bulking up in his preparations. He added that he currently benches his weight and can squat 445 pounds with a 250-pound clean. "They said they'd probably redshirt me my freshman year and work my way up to a starting position," he added.

Recruiting Profile:

Haydn Lewis | Committed to Ohio | St. Clairsville, OH (St. Clairsville)

OT | 6'4 | 265 lbs. | 247Sports Composite: 80, 0.7833 (★★)*

Twitter: @lewis_haydn @MAC_Crootin

Lewis is determined to be a winner alongside head coach Frank Solich. He likes that the Bobcats are headed and that he wants to be a part of the program.

Why did five schools offer the Ohio native so soon? Check out his junior season highlights courtesy of Hudl:

*for more information on 247Sports' grading system, click here.