Defensive back Marcus Lewis has ended his transfer search. The former four-star recruit announced via his Periscope account, he was transferring from Florida State to Maryland.
“I think it’s the best thing for me and my family,” Lewis said in the live video. “I just want to thank everybody who supported me through this whole process, everybody who believed in me, and everybody that’s on my side. I’m excited for the future. We’ve got something big in store.”
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters earlier this month at the ACC Media Days that Lewis intended to transfer from the program after two seasons.
Lewis starred at nearby Gonzaga in Washington, D.C. He was courted by a plethora of programs including the Terrapins while Randy Edsall was head coach before choosing Florida State after a verbal to Florida.
He appeared eight games last season for the Seminoles, including five starts as a slot corner. He recorded 21 tackles (one for loss), two pass breakups, one interception, and a fumble recovery. Standing at 6-foot-1, He is versatile and can player just about every position in the secondary including cornerback on the outside and safety.
Lewis will have to sit the 2017 season per NCAA transfer rules, forcing Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin to wait a year before getting to plug him throughout the Terrapins defense. Lewis will get to play in the 2018 season with two years of eligibility remaining.