U-M in Pursuit of 2015 4-star CB Marcus Lewis

Michigan recently stopped in to check out 2015 Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga College cornerback Marcus Lewis. Lewis talks Wolverines, visit plans, his junior season, and more.

Michigan defensive backs coach Curt Mallory recently made his way down to Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga College to check-in on four-star cornerback Marcus Lewis.

“Coach Mallory came down a couple weeks ago,” Lewis said. “We’ve been communicating on twitter and stuff as well.”

“He’s a good coach and he develops his DB’s, even put a couple in the league,” Lewis added. “I know Michigan has a good history of players that came through and are now in the NFL so, that’s good.”

Lewis currently holds offers from Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

The Wolverines have yet to extend a scholarship offer to Lewis but the possibility remains down the line.

“He (Coach Mallory) just said let’s keep in contact and we’ll keep talking,” Lewis said. “That’s pretty much it for now.”

Eager to get out and see what Michigan has to offer, Lewis and some of his teammates are planning a visit to Ann Arbor this spring, also planning to get over to East Lansing to check out the Michigan State Spartans.

“We definitely are,” Lewis said. “We’re going to try to get out there. We’ll also visit Michigan State as well.

“I’m guessing in April. April sounds accurate for when I’m going to get up there for a visit.”

Lewis says he’s visiting Kentucky this weekend followed by trips to Florida, Florida State and Miami during spring break.

Lewis has already visited Virginia Tech, Maryland and Clemson.

Up to 6-foot-2 and 190-pounds, Lewis is a big corner on the outside, enough for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes to recruit him at safety. Every other school is recruiting Lewis at cornerback.

“I’m a big corner who can get physical at the line of scrimmage with wide receivers,” Lewis said. “I can help in the run game, I’m not afraid of coming up on the line to make a tackle. I can play either side and I’m pretty quick in and out of my break.”

Lewis finished with 46 tackles, two interceptions, seven pass break-ups, and five tackles for loss in his junior season.

Planning to take official visits in the fall and decide following his senior season, Lewis is looking for the right situation at the college he chooses.

“Definitely first and foremost academics, that plays a big part,” Lewis said. “Secondly, where I can go and play early. I’m going to look at schools’ depth chart and see what they have and make my decision in effect. Somewhere I can fit in socially and in the team, with the coaching staff.”

Lewis trains with the same trainer of 2014 Florida defensive back signee Jalen Tabor.

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