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Oklahoma Outside Linebacker Ronnell Lewis Signs With Kelli Masters

Chalk another one up for the former Miss Oklahoma 1997.  Kelli Masters was not finished when she signed University of Texas redshirt Senior fullback Cody Johnson.  In fact, her most recent signing is even more impressive.

In the past, I have discussed how Masters, a graduate from Law School at the University of Oklahoma, is known to focus her recruiting efforts in the Oklahoma/Texas region of the United States and that she has been quite successful over the past few years.  Her newest client is one of those nearby Oklahoma players, and he is an underclassman who has declared early for the draft.  The client is Ronnell Lewis, outside linebacker from Oklahoma.

Masters announced the signing on her Twitter acount. ranks Lewis as the 6th best outside linebacker in the 2012 NFL Draft, and the 51st best player overall.  Lewis had 5.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss in 2011, but missed Oklahoma’s Bowl Game due to academic issues.  He was, however, selected 2011 All-Big 12 Conference First Team by the coaches.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.