Washington D.C. Gonzaga four-star defensive back Marcus Lewis is one of the most highly touted prospects in the 2015 class, and he holds over two dozen offers from the likes of Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, and Clemson among others.
While the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder has yet to determine where he will kick off his college career, he has decided to transfer from Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga to finish out his high school career IMG Academy in Bradenton (Fla.).
"I decided to transfer because it was the best decision for me football wise," said Lewis, who recently returned from visits to Miami, Florida State, and Florida. "It is really going to prepare me for the next level, as far as great coaching, great weight lifting. "
Lewis would not be able to graduate early— in December—from his current high school, and that was a major factor in his decision to transfer.
"They have top notch facilities, they have personal one-on-one tutors, and the biggest thing is I can enter mid-year into college," Lewis said. "I'll graduate in December because I want to enroll where ever I go in January."
Lewis said he actually made the decision last week before his trip to the Sunshine State, but he spent the week making sure he was making the right decision before letting the news out.
The four-star prospect is expected to release his top five sometime this week, which will likely include, some if not all of the following: Ohio State, Florida State, Florida, and Miami.
The defensive back also said he hopes to take a visit to Clemson sometime next month.
"I want to take a visit to Clemson sometime in April, and that is pretty much it," Lewis said. "I have been to Clemson once, but there weren't a lot of people there, all the coaches weren't even there—coach [Dabo] Swinney wasn't there—so he wants me to go back down with my family and stuff.
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