Lewis Says Oregon Offer Is A "Game Changer"

Oregon is the latest team to make a play for Bradenton (Fla.) IMG cornerback Marcus Lewis. But, could this offer have a significant impact on the already verbally committed Florida Gator?

Already committed to Florida and sporting a hefty offer list, things got even better for four-star IMG Acdaemy cornerback Marcus Lewis when he received an offer from Oregon on Tuesday.

"It's definitely a game changer" Lewis said. "Oregon is my dream school." Lewis was extended the offer from secondary coach John Neal, who informed both him and his mother of the good news.

"He said I was one of the best football players he's seen and really likes me a lot," Lewis said. "I think I'd fit in great with them playing corner." They like his speed and break on the ball."

Since establishing contact with Neal, Lewis has enjoyed getting to know him on a personal level as well as professionally.

"I really like Coach Neal and we've had some good contact with each other," Lewis said. "He's a good guy. Outside of football, he's a good all-around guy. I can't wait to get down there and visit."

Lewis is shooting for a June visit to Oregon before the dead period. As he's grown up watching the Ducks, Lewis has seen how a player of his caliber could fit inside the Oregon scheme.

"They blitz, they play man-to-man coverage," Lewis said. "The Pac-12 is air raid so you get a chance to make a lot of plays. That's definitely big time."

When asked if the Ducks continue to recruit him that it could play a factor in his final decision, Lewis was quick to respond.

"Oh, no doubt," he said.


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