Florida made a special appearance to see cornerback commit Marcus Lewis (6-1, 180, Washington DC Gonzaga) last week. It was exactly one week after the cornerback had made it official with the Gators by offering his verbal commitment.
“Coach T-Rob [Travaris Robinson] and Coach [Brian] White came by high school last Thursday to see me,” Lewis said. “It went great, you know. They obviously couldn’t say much but it was great for them to come show their face and show me love especially since it was a week after I committed to them. It meant a lot to me.”
Following the in school visit from the coaches Lewis called Coach Robinson to talk to him more and Robinson once again congratulated Lewis on being a Gator.
“I actually called Coach T-Rob after school and he was telling me how excited he was that I was a Gator already,” Lewis said. “They both got on the phone and congratulated me and said we were going to do big things there. It was real good though to see them especially Coach T-Rob because he’s going to be my position coach down there.”
Before Lewis made his commitment to Florida coaches were calling him a lot but since he pledged allegiance to Florida, other coaches have slowed down in their pursuit of the cornerback.
“My recruitment has really slowed down a lot since I committed,” Lewis said. “Schools and coaches aren’t really hitting me up as much anymore since I committed because they I know I’m solid to Florida. I’m really excited though.”
With recruiting now over for Lewis he has moved his attention to recruiting for the Gators and one of his top targets is his future IMG teammate Deondre Francois.
“I talked to Coach [Will] Muschamp last week and he was telling me some guys to start recruiting,” Lewis said. “I’ve been talking to Deondre [Francois] a lot because he’s a guy we need to get at quarterback. I tell him he needs to be a Gator and stuff like that. We are actually going to be teammates at IMG next year so I will stay on him. He tells me that Florida is one of the schools standing out to him though.”
This past weekend was a special one for Lewis as well because he was invited the Nike Opening in Oregon this July after a big performance at the Nike camp on Saturday.
“I actually got invited to the Opening last weekend,” Lewis said. “It’s a blessing to be able to go out to Oregon and be on ESPN with the best players in the country. It’s going to be a lot of fun this summer out there.”
Lewis is glad to be a part of the Gators and he had a special message for Florida fan.
“Shout out to the whole Gator Nation. I can’t wait to get down there and play for them,” Lewis said.