Weekend Visit "Great" for Marcus Lewis

By John Brandon on March 2, 2014 at 10:23p

It was a big weekend for Buckeye recruiting. Birm already caught up with Arizona  speedster Christian Kirk, who enjoyed himself this weekend, but Kirk wasn't the only big time prospect on campus.

Washington D.C. star defensive back Marcus Lewis made the trek to Columbus this weekend, and he was nothing short of impressed.

"It went great! I really enjoyed it," Lewis said of the visit. "All of it was awesome, I can't really say there was something that stood out [because] I liked everything."

Coming into the weekend, Lewis was looking forward to letting his family meet the coaching staff - mission accomplished. "They really bonded," Lewis said of the staff and his family. Lewis' entire family was able to make the trip, as he was accompanied by his mom, dad and brother.

The plan for Lewis is to make a top 10 list by this summer and then whittle that list down to five by football season. So the big question is, did Ohio State secure a spot in his top 10?

"Yes they did," said Lewis. "I hope to (make a return visit to Ohio State) in the summer." 

Marcus originally committed to Virginia Tech back in November but re-opened his recruitment in January to see other schools like Ohio State, who are absolutely in the running for his services along with several other top programs like Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Clemson and others.

Lewis is primarily being recruited by Chris Ash, who has only been on the staff for about a month and a half, but Ash and Lewis already have built a strong relationship. "I really like him, he's cool and laid back," Lewis stated, also calling their relationship "great."

Up next for Lewis is a spring break trip to Florida, where he will make stops at Miami, Florida State and Florida. I wouldn't expect a commitment from Lewis any time soon, as he will be going through the process of checking out as many of his growing list of suitors as he can. He's currently looking at committing shortly after his senior football season.

The consensus 4-star has been climbing up the ranks and now sits as the No. 12 athlete in the country. It's not hard to see why, as he has a great size/speed combination at 6-foot-2 and running a 4.38.

It's early, but the Buckeyes have positioned themselves well with Lewis and this weekend's visit was a home run.

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TheBadOwl's picture

The last two secondary classes have been insane, but I'm really excited about the potential for 2015. Jamel Dean and Marcus Lewis are both like 6'2" and fast as hell. Doesn't Jamel Dean run a 10.5 in the 100m? And then Lewis running a 4.3 in the 40... it could be like having two Richard Shermans on the field. Plus, Ben Edwards is going to be a monster.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

John Brandon's picture

All three are really big, really fast and really aggressive. It's funny you mention Richard Sherman, because when I first talked with Marcus (back in November) that's who he said he wanted to be like - before Sherman really burst onto the national spotlight.

teddyballgame's picture

Sounds like it went pretty well if he's expected to come back for an official. 

Sauce Bauss's picture

I hate to be "that guy" but isn't Kirk from Arizona, not Florida? 

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TCOB_6's picture

I was just about to post the same thing when I read your comment. lol

John Brandon's picture

Yes he is, my bad. It's a tough habit to break

TCOB_6's picture

It's really good to hear Mr Lewis enjoyed his visit to Columbus. It's good to hear that his whole family got to be a part of the trip as well. Hopefully they were as impressed with everything as Marcus was. In his film he seems to do very well taking contact and staying on his feet. I know he's being recruited as a DB, but that can serve him well none the less.

Jeremypreemo81's picture

It might be just my thoughts but is sure seems like we are going after DB's with a particular skill set.  Not just fast guys who can cover.  But DB's who lay the wood.  DB's that have great tackling techinque and are ferocious hitters.  Dean and especially Edwards.  They do not shy away from contact.

CC's picture

Being from DC he has 2 local opportunities to see the Bucks this year, UMD, Navy.  That should/may help.


John Brandon's picture

Very good point, certainly won't hurt and the idea of Ohio State making regular trips to Maryland is absolutely a recruiting point with the Terps joining the B1G

JohnnyKozmo's picture

Didn't Urban pay a visit to Seattle to talk with Carroll about defense?  Or was it a phone call?


Either way, it's interesting that Carroll has made it a point to get the big, physical DB's.  This could be the next defensive adjustment being made to offset the fast tempo, spread offenses.  It obviously worked against Denver.

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m5987usus's picture

It is good that Marcus Lewis enjoyed the visit to Columbus!!


UrbanDreamz's picture

"Twelve months ago on Jan. 9, my mom's birthday, I made the decision to come back. I had one goal in mind and that was to win a national championship."  ~Mike Doss

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Seattle Linga's picture

Very nice to see - after watching his highlight video I am a believer