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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