Gators in top five for national Top 125 athlete

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Marcus Lewis is from the same neck of the woods as Florida’s prized 2014 DB signee, Jalen Tabor. Both hail from the Washington (D.C.) area, which is also former Gator star Joe Haden’s old stomping grounds.

It’s a nice potential pipeline, and the Gators hope to tap into it once again. Lewis, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback/receiver, told Saturday Down South via text message this week that Florida is in his top five. He was in Gainesville this week for an unofficial visit, part of a three-school swing through the Sunshine State, with FSU and Miami being the other two. He also holds scholarship offers from Tennessee, Kentucky and a host of other non-SEC schools. This week, Tabor and Lewis posed for a photo together near the Gators’ locker room, and Lewis Tweeted pictures of the Gators’ spring practice.

Lewis is rated the No. 114 prospect in the nation and the No. 11 “athlete”.

“In the SEC, they play fast and physical,” Lewis Texted to SDS. “Most definitely (he’d consider playing in the SEC), but I’m not saying I wouldn’t play in another conference.”

Lewis also let it be known this week that he’ll be attending IMG Academy in Bradenton (Fla.) this fall, instead of going to his current school Gonzaga in the Washington (D.C.) area. Being closer to the Gators for each weekend’s game could be a nice ‘plus’ for Florida, as opposed to Lewis residing in ACC/Big Ten territory and closer to say, Ohio State.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings.

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