Four-star athlete Marcus Lewis, a top-200 player in the 2015 recruiting class, will officially visit Kentucky this weekend. You’ll find everything you need to know about him below.
Defensive Back/Wide Receiver
Washington, D.C. (Gonzaga)
6-1 | 187
247Composite: 10 ATH | 128 OVR
Top247: 17 ATH | 165 OVR
Rivals: 6 S | 93 OVR
ESPN: 9 S | 153 OVR
Scout: 23 CB | 175 OVR
He has a bajillion offers.
Miami, Clemson, Georgia, Oregon, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Iowa, Notre Dame, Michigan State, NC State, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, West Virginia… I can keep going if you’re not sold.
Kentucky is one of his top three schools, with Miami and Washington State.
Lewis tweeted his top three Tuesday night; he’s down to Kentucky, Miami and Washington State. He visited Washington State in October and said, “It’s a nice school and the campus and football facilities are tops in the country. I think next to Oregon, they’re the best I’ve seen.”
He also has a close relationship with Washington State head coach Mike Leach, the former UK offensive coordinator during the Air Raid’s glory years.
He will take official visits to Ole Miss and Miami in January.
Lewis will touch down in Oxford on January 25, followed by a trip to South Beach five days later to visit the U.
The UK coaching staff visited him on December 3.
Coach Mainord and Coach Ansley traveled to D.C. four days after the season ended to visit Lewis in his home. The D.C. area is Mainord’s turf on the recruiting trail and he’s on track to building a pipeline to Lexington.
He is a teammate of UK wide receiver commit Jabari Greenwood.
Proof that Mainord is doing well in the DMV: UK already has a commitment from three-star wide receiver Jabari Greenwood, a teammate of Lewis at Gonzaga High School.
Lewis and Greenwood attended UK’s Junior Day together back in February. “They are very close,” their high school coach said in an interview earlier this year.
Lewis is also close to Kobie Walker, a redshirt linebacker at Kentucky who will make his on-field debut next season.
He will play in the Under Armour All-America game on January 2.
Lewis will play safety for Team White in the 2015 Under Armour All-America game at Tropicana Field. Damien Harris will be his teammate in the game and the starting running back for Team White.
He believes UK is two years away from “being there.”
UK still balled this year even though they couldn't get that bowl game. 2 more years n they gon be there ðŸ’¯
— Marcus Lewis (@THE_NUMERO_UNO) November 29, 2014
Will he play a role in getting there? This weekend’s visit may determine that. Give him a warm welcome and blow him up on Twitter.