Two time SSZ All-Zone wide receiver Eddie Lewis waited until the morning of National Signing Day to make his college choice.  The Mater Dei Prep senior signed to stay in-state and play college football for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Mater Dei Prep senior Eddie Lewis was one of the big question marks when it came to Division I prospects in New Jersey.  There’s now an answer as Lewis chose the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday morning.  Lewis had a dozen Division I offers and in the summer announced his final three as Syracuse, Indiana and Rutgers.  In the end, Lewis chose the Scarlet Knights over the Hoosiers.  Lewis is one of the last pieces of Chris Ash’s 2017 recruiting class as Rutgers gets a speedy wideout who’s a game changer.  No further proof needed than the final play of his high school career which gave Mater Dei Prep its first ever football state championship:

Lewis was a two time SSZ All-Zone selection.  In his senior year, he hauled in 25 catches for 549 yards and 13 touchdowns.  He was also one of the Shore Conference’ most dangerous return men and was a fixture in the Mater Dei Prep secondary.

Lewis becomes the third Shore Conference player to join Chris Ash’s 2017 recruiting class at Rutgers.  Saint John Vianney offensive lineman Micah Clark, considered one of the top offensive line prospects in the country, is already enrolled in classes at Rutgers and will be part of the Scarlet Knights spring practice.  His half-brother, Jamaal Beaty, is also on campus at Rutgers.

SSZ’s Signing Day 2017 Coverage

Signing Day is a big deal to us here at SSZ.  It’s a chance for us to celebrate the hard work of the athletes we cover every day!  We’ll get all the cameras out and get to as many ceremonies as possible and post interviews and pictures throughout the day.  Here’s what our tour is looking like right now.  We will post pictures and interviews throughout the day so check back here at Shore Sports Zone


Toms River North WR/DB Bryce Watts got Signing Day 2017 started on the Shore signing his national letter of intent to play ACC football at Virginia Tech. Watts chose the Hokies over Rutgers. Teammates Darion Carrington (Yale) and Mike Husni (Marist) also signed. SSZ will post pictures and interviews throughout the day as part of our National Signing Day 2017 coverage

7:15 am: Toms River North

9:00 am: Mater Dei Prep

9:00 am: Red Bank Catholic

10:00 am: Rumson-Fair Haven

10:30 am: Middletown North

11:00 am: Middletown South

11:00 am: Central Regional

12 noon: Brick Township

2:00 pm: Shore Regional

2:15 pm: Red Bank Regional

2:30 pm: Raritan

4:15 pm Ocean Township