Marquavius Lewis set for official visit to USC

July 16, 2014 

Marquavius Lewis

247SPORTS PHOTO

USC's pursuit of DE Marquavius Lewis of Hutchinson JC, KS and Greenwood is heating up.

Lewis has scheduled an official visit with the Gamecocks for July 25th. That will be his third official visit after earlier ones to Arizona State and Miami.

"I'll be looking into the depth chart and how I'd truly fit into their defense," Lewis said. "My family is going to be there as well."

And family is important to Lewis, that's why the proximity of USC to his Greenwood home is working in the Gamecocks' favor. Lewis has USC No. 1 on his list right now ahead of, in no particular order, Miami, Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama and Arizona State.

"It's because of the influence of my family and everything," he said. "I have some desire to be close to home, but it's got to be the right fit for me to get to the next level. I'm trying to go where I'm truly needed."

Lewis said he feels Miami has that need for him after his official visit there late last month.

"It went pretty good, it was really nice," he said. "I got to see how the players react. There's a good vibe down there. It's family oriented. They said I'm a very highly needed guy to change their program around, and they'll use me as a rush end."

Lewis said he's not sure of any more official visits he'll take after the USC trip. He wants to make his decision by the middle of the season.

247Sports considers Lewis the No. 1 JUCO strong-side defensive end and the No. 2 overall JUCO prospect in the country for this class.

Catch Phil Kornblut every night on SportsTalk and get more of his statewide recruiting news at SportsTalkSC.com and on Twitter @SportsTalkSC.

Go Gamecocks is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service