Recruits Are Coming After Marcus Lewis

Submitted by Brandon Brown on June 24th, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Name: Marcus Lewis
Position: Cornerback
Ht/Wt: 6’1" / 187 lbs.
Location: Gonzaga - Washington, DC (2015)
Offers: Florida (COMMITTED), Baylor, Boston College, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, NC State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia
Rating: ★★ .9431 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #118 NAT / #8 ATH  (247 Composite)
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When Shaun Crawford decommitted a couple of weeks ago cornerback suddenly became a much bigger position of need in the 2015 class. Michigan had offered Marcus Lewis back in February but now that there is a secondary vacancy in the class, he has become a much bigger priority.

Lewis is currently committed to Florida but he is curious about several schools scattered all over the country, including Michigan.

"I'm still feeling Florida, but I just want to take some visits like everyone else," Lewis explained. "I'm interested in Michigan, Miami, Oregon, Ole Miss, Kentucky, and Washington State. I know that is all over the place and I'm not sure if the distance will be a big deal, I want to check out Oregon and Washington State since they're far away. I've already visited Miami and Kentucky."

Lewis expressed interest in multiple schools, but with Michigan, he already has a visit scheduled for one of the programs biggest recruiting events.

"I'll be checking out Michigan for the BBQ," he said. "I've heard that it's a good time for recruits. The coaches wanted me to come up for it."

Lewis is on a pretty regular communication schedule with the coaches and the ever-popular Coach Manning had his name brought up yet again.

"I communicate with Coach Mallory, Coach Manning, and Coach Mattison once a week," Lewis said. "I've also talked to Coach Hoke. I'm definitely feeling the staff at Michigan!"

Lewis mentioned Michigan's tradition as another big draw for him. He says he just wants to see the campus and spend time with the coaches in person to really get a feel for everything. Those coaches aren't the only ones coming after Lewis, however. Potential future teammates of his are really getting after him too.

"Man, they are coming after me pretty hard," Lewis said with a laugh. "Garrett Taylor, Chris Clark, and Tyree Kinnel are all talking to me about Michigan. They say that they need me. They all think I can be a big part of the team. I am buying what they are saying actually. Especially what they're saying about a Michigan degree. You can't beat it."

Lewis seems to already have pretty strong feelings toward Michigan but he's not ready to dive into the maize and blue pool just yet.

"I'm not going to call Michigan a leader quite yet," he admitted. "I just want to visit and see how it is."

THE VIBE

5 – Trending Blue
4 – Solidly in a top 2-3
3 – Contender in a top 3-7 
2 – Among large (8-15) group under consideration
1 – Let’s see if he visits before we talk
0 – Passing interest or none

The way Lewis spoke about Michigan made it hard for me to believe that he was committed to Florida. I think Michigan has a very realistic chance at flipping him when it's all said and done. Lewis told me that he doesn't plan to commit while visiting for the BBQ, but I've heard that before. I'm not saying it's likely, but I think he will love what he sees and feels on campus, and with several commits spending time with him in person it could be a pretty persuasive environment.

Comments

True Blue Grit

June 24th, 2014 at 4:46 PM ^

aggressiveness in going after the best players - even ones commited elsewhere.  In older times, coaches here would not have done that.  But, times have changed and it's completely expected to keep recruiting kids until they've signed an LOI. 

Losher

June 24th, 2014 at 4:54 PM ^

I said this yesterday in the monday recruiting article. the way the coaches go after the best guys out ther to fill all the spots in this class, he is learning the hard way that just because a kid is committed to a school that doesnt mean they are done listening and thinking about other schools so why not keep going after other teams commits. It shows he isnt going to give up because a couple things didnt go his way hes going to pull up his boot straps and get back on the horse 

San Diego Mick

June 24th, 2014 at 6:43 PM ^

well oh my, I'd be a happy camper, I like his height better than Crawford's, I want CB's that are taller than 6'0" ft tall, it's needed anymore IMHO, so many WR's are big, fast and strong, got be able to contend with that.

 

You would be quite a welcome addition Mr. Lewis, I love his game, I especially love the way he fights off blockers to still get to the ball carrier, great ball hawk too and I love how he plays press coverage.

MichiganMan14

June 25th, 2014 at 12:09 AM ^

Him Kinnel and Taylor will be one of the top corner/safety hauls in the country. I hope we put the full court press on him and land him! 2 6ft+ corners in one class....uh...yes please and thank you!

hail2victors9

June 25th, 2014 at 8:17 AM ^

With the small class, is there only one remaining DB slot to fill?  I would be ecstatic to land Lewis, but with some other offers are out, would they accept more than one commitment?

Iman Marshall is who prompted this question.  I know it's still a considerable longshot to get him in the fold, but with his upcoming visit(s) and connection to Canteen, I think Michigan has an outside chance.  If both Marshall and Lewis want in, do the coaches take both?