On Friday Florida assistants Brian White and Travaris Robinson made a stop in the Nation's Capital to drop by Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga High School, home of newest Gators commit, Rivals100 cornerback Marcus Lewis.
"It was big having them come by only like a week after I committed," said Lewis of the visit. "I appreciate them doing that because they didn't have to do that. It was definitely big."
The four-star, who committed to Florida just over a week ago, said it was the chance to play early that was the deciding factor that caused him to end his recruiting process.
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"They said I will have the opportunity to come in and make a big time impact at Florida," replied Lewis when asked about his commitment. "They said if I work hard I could see the field, or even start, depending how hard I want to work. I am going to come in and do what I have to do on the field and in the classroom when I get to Florida. Nothing is going to be given to me."
Also this week the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder received a call from the head man himself, Will Muschamp.
"He just said again how excited he is about my commitment to Florida and he said he is excited to get things going and to meet with me again," said Lewis of his talks with Muschamp. "I like coach Muschamp a lot and it was a great talk with him and he is a great guy. He is going to get me ready for the next level."
This fall Lewis will be much closer to his future home when he transfers to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Lewis has heard the talks that the Sunshine State produces the best athletes and he is excited to be able to make that judgment for himself first hand.
"I am pretty excited because our schedule is great and it's pretty tough," said Lewis. "We are playing some good teams and I think the work I put in and the game we play will help me be ready for the next level. I know they say Florida is where the real football is at, so I want to see if that's true."
The Gators have also offered two other members of Lewis's future high school team and he's already been talking up the Orange and Blue to both of them.
"I am on Deondre [Francois] and Tyree [St. Louis] about Florida definitely," laughed Lewis. "Deondre and I have talked a little bit and I told him he needs to be a Gator. He is a great player and I look forward to playing with him, both of them actually."
With the spring evaluation period underway Lewis has also had Notre Dame, Penn State, and Baylor grace the hallways of his high school. However the four-star Gator commit says he is firm in his pledge to the Gators.
"I have kind of completely shut things down as of right now," said Lewis. "I am a Gator 100-percent and I am excited to be a part of that. That is kind of it there."