Marcus Lewis commits to Virginia Tech


Oct 12, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer walks down the sidelines during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Lane Stadium. The Hokies defeated Pitt 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Now Frank Beamer and his Virginia Tech assistants are probably more focused on recruiting for the Class of 2014 than the Class of 2015 right now but Beamer and company recently picked up their first recruit for 2015. Marcus Lewis, a safety from Gonzaga College High School in Washington D.C., has committed to the Hokies. Lewis is the first player from the Class of 2015 to commit for the Hokies and gives Virginia Tech the first piece in what could be another strong class. Frank Beamer will definitely be pleased about this move which could give him the momentum he needs to get some bigger Class of 2014 and 2015 players including Tim Settle who is sixth in the ESPN Jr. 300.

Lewis will come into the Virginia Tech program the year after Kyshoen Jarrett and Detrick Bonner leave which could mean that Lewis will have some early opportunities to get playing time. This has to be part of the reason why Lewis has chosen to come to Virginia Tech over some other major programs. Lewis also has to be impressed with how true frehsman defensive backs Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson have thrived in their first year at Virginia Tech.

Frank Beamer and the Hokies have to be happy that they have gotten a commitment especially since they beat out schools like Ohio State, Clemson, North Carolina, Iowa, and Pittsburgh for him. Lewis currently has a grade of 76 which is 3 stars from ESPN but that grade should go up to possibly a 4-star grade of 80 when he becomes a senior. Lewis is the first piece of the Class of 2015 for Virginia Tech and is a big victory with the competition the Hokies had for his commitment.

On the field, Lewis will be battling with some other young players including Holland Fisher who would already be on the team if it wasn’t for academics forcing him to Fork Union Military Academy for a year. Lewis has great size at 6-1 and is the type of player that could be a very good ball hawker due to his size. Lewis is a very aggressive that takes risks but that does leave him open to being burnt. However, Frank Beamer and Bud Foster know how to turn that aggression into someone that makes quality plays so Lewis is a very good fit in Blacksburg. Virginia Tech is now on the board with the Class of 2015 with Marcus Lewis headed to Blacksburg.