The University of Florida has turned into DB U during the last 10-12 years, a trend that head coach Will Muschamp has continued since his arrival. Muschamp has set his sights on landing cornerback Marcus Lewis (6-1, 180, Washington DC Gonzaga), one of the nation’s top 2015 talents who to the Florida coaches quite often.
“I talk to Florida a lot,” Lewis said. “I talk to Coach (Brian) White, Coach (Travaris) Robinson and Coach (Will) Muschamp the most. They tell me that I had come in and be a good player for them and that I can fit in well there. They tell me that they want me to come down for a visit and I’m going to do that.”
Lewis is very much aware of the style of defense Florida plays, especially how the corners are expected to line up and get the job done.
“I like how Florida plays aggressive on defense,” Lewis said. “Their DB’s play with a lot of swag and I like Coach T-Rob as my position coach and that Coach Muschamp also helps out on the defense.”
Florida had success this past year in the DC area by signing Maryland cornerback Jalen Tabor, a good friend of Lewis. That could turn out to be helpful for Florida when it comes time for Lewis to choose.
“It’s definitely a plus that I have some guys down there from my area,” Lewis said. “It’s good because they can relate to you and you can bond with them. Jalen (Tabor) and I are pretty close and we’ve worked out together when he’s home.”
Next up for Lewis is a spring break trip down to the Sunshine State and the Gators are one of three schools that will get a chance to impress Lewis.
“I’ll be down visiting Florida for my spring break which is March 17th,” Lewis said. “I hope to see a spring practice down there that week. I’ll also be visiting Florida State and Miami this week so I’m going to try to see Florida on the day they have a practice.”
This spring break trip will be big for Florida in impressing Lewis as right now the DC cornerback says he’s wide open in his recruitment.
“I don’t have any leaders right now,” Lewis said. “I want to make a decision after my senior season.”