USC football kicker transfers to new elite program after leaving for shocking reason
By Evan Desai
2021 USC Football starting Kicker Parker Lewis entered the transfer portal on December 13th, 2021, and left for an eye-opening reason. Lewis left SC because Lincoln Riley didn't want to hire a special teams coordinator:
Lewis must have taken great offense to this aspect of the program, as he not only left, but took some shots at the USC fanbase as he left. Lewis took those shots after visiting Ohio State. That's where he has now chosen to take the rest of his college football playing career:
Lewis is listed as a three-star transfer. Having a very powerful leg, he's got the strength to succeed at this level. He had some inconsistencies, however, when it came to converting field goals at SC. In his two years with the program, he missed on nine of his 35 field goal attempts--that's a 74.3% success rate.
Parker Lewis was, however, excellent when it came to nailing extra points for USC football.
Parker Lewis had a 97.9% success rate on extra points for the USC football program. He missed a total of one extra point for USC in his entire two seasons here, so that's a selling point for a program to look into Lewis.
Lewis isn't enough of an acquisition, however, to catapult Ohio State up in the transfer portal rankings. OSU ranks just 68th in the transfer rankings for 2022. They do, however, rank fourth in the overall rankings for 2022 (recruit + transfer). That will certainly do the trick when it comes to gearing up for a Big 10 run next year for the Buckeyes.