Lewis had 2,219 yards and 33 touchdowns during his senior season at Dewar. He also had 156 tackles and four fumble recoveries.
"I'm going to want to come back and ride some horses when I can, But I'll be staying away from those dangerous bulls," Lewis said.
"I can't forget where I came from," Lewis said.
By Kyle Dierking, NewsOn6.com
Ronnell Lewis feels the weight and the warmth. The repetitions are like a ticking clock - each making him more prepared - one step closer to the people of Dewar sending off its biggest star.
"The whole community has supported me through a lot of things," Lewis said. "They've been there for me since day one. I can't forget where I came from. That's the biggest thing I'm going to miss."
The small-town standout graduated high school early and is getting a jumpstart on his education and football. In a few days, he'll make the move to OU a semester earlier than some other recruits.
"I'm looking forward to it - I'm going to miss home," Lewis said. "I want to work hard, hopefully get some playing time and maybe start."
College will be a different landscape - a different layout for Lewis. As a boy, he dreamed of being a bull rider. He told us last summer, he bucked the bulls for football and settled in to the saddle of a horse to help pass the time.
"I'm going to want to come back and ride some horses when I can," Lewis said. "But I'll be staying away from those dangerous bulls."
There's no trepidation for this talented teenager. Lewis was living in the moment until he recently returned from a high school all-star game in Florida. That's when it sank in the next phase what about to begin.
"Down there in Orlando I wasn't really thinking about it," Lewis said. "Then when I got back home I realized, ‘man I've got a week then it's the real deal up there.' It's going to be crazy, it's going to be wild, but I'm excited about it."
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