One of the most publicized visitors at Michigan's BBQ on Sunday was Florida commit Marcus Lewis. The Rivals100 defensive back from Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga really liked his time in Ann Arbor and came out with a top four.
"I went great from the time I got there on Saturday morning until I left on Sunday," said the 6-foot, 194-pound Lewis. "To talk to the coaches, see the campus and that football really speaks for itself. It was a great time. The guys are really positive. There isn't anyone doing anything stupid or risking their careers. It's all positive vibes from the coaches to the players."
Lewis is very aware of the situation Michigan is in at defensive back.
"With them bringing in Jabrill Peppers, he's obviously the number one cornerback," he said. "He was really the only guy they brought in last year and now they have two seniors that will be gone and Blake Countess will be gone after this year. He's going to have a big year and after that it's pretty wide open. They only have Garrett Taylor and Tyree Kinnel committed in my class. Garrett is the only cornerback and they want one more in this class. They are expecting us to come in and play."
A few things really struck Lewis during his visit.
"You can just tell it's like family up there," Lewis said. "All the committed guys came down with their families and they're all really good people. It's not all just about football. One thing I can is that out of all the schools I've visited Michigan is the only school that emphasized academics as much as they do football. They're the No. 14 ranked public school in the world. A Michigan degree goes far. You get the best of both worlds there."
Lewis built an immediate friendship with one of the Michigan commits.
"The strongest connection I made by far was with Garrett Taylor," he said. "We kind of hit it off. I can already tell that if I come here we are going to be really close. I got to talk to him and his dad. We talked about how we could do something special. Not just playing football but the best part of college is the locker room, going to class and having fun with good guys that you really care about. It was really nice."
Lewis committed to Florida back in mid-April and still considers himself a Gator commit.
"I haven't made any decisions as of yet," said Lewis. "I'm a soft commit right now. This is the only unofficial visit I'm taking. I'll probably be taking official visits to Florida, Michigan, Oregon and Miami. I'm not sure if I'll take all five.
"The only coaches I really talk to are from Miami, Oregon, Florida and Michigan," he said. "Those are my top four."
Lewis is currently ranked No. 84 in the Rivals100.