Recruiting: Warren Easton CB Ronald ‘Champ’ Lewis commits to Texas

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Warren Easton cornerback Ronald “Champ” Lewis committed to Colorado on June 7 but backed out of that pledge in August. That opened the door for Texas to pounce.

The 6-foot-1, 170 pounder is the 17th pledge for the Longhorns for the 2022 class. Besides Colorado, Lewis considered offers from Kansas, West Virginia, Memphis, Marshall, ULL, La. Tech, Purdue, Tulane, Utah State, UTSA and Oregon State.

Nicknamed Champ by his father after former NFL cornerback Champ Bailey, Lewis possesses explosive skills. He runs a 14.31 110 meter hurdles, a 39.9 in the 300 meter hurdles and a 4.55 in the 40-yard dash.

Lewis earned All State as a junior in 2020 after grabbing eight interceptions and batting away nine passes. The three-star recruit is a good open field tackler with excellent ball skills and hips that allows him to transition flawlessly.

Awaiting him in Austin are a few familiar faces from the Crescent City. Former Warren Easton teammate Casey Cain, a wide receiver, was a 2021 signee along with Holy Cross defensive end Barryn Sorrell. Longhorns defensive back coach Terry Joseph, also a native New Orleanian, has been the primary recruiter during the process.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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