On The Trail Recruiting Wrap: Mar. 22
Posted March 22, 2011
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OFFERS KEEP COMING FOR MARSHALL
Millbrook running back Keith Marshall is up to 26 offers from BCS schools. The latest offers came from Stanford, Michigan and Arkansas.
Marshall is fresh off a trip to South Carolina, one of the 26 schools to have offered the rising senior. Marshall told HighSchoolOT.com that he spoke with all the coaches, took a tour of the campus, met with academic advisers and got to talk with Marcus Lattimore - the star running back for the Gamecocks.
There is still no timetable for Marshall to trim down his list or make a decision.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Marshall runs a 4.4 second forty-yard dash, and has a 4.1 grade point average at Millbrook High School.
Last fall, Marshall ran for 1,600 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Wildcats. Millbrook finished the season 7-5 overall and 2-4 in the Cap Eight Conference. The Wildcats appeared in the N.C. High School Athletic Association's 4-AA state playoffs where they lost 13-0 in the first round to eventual state runner-up Wake Forest-Rolesville.
In addition to to three latest offers, Marshall has offers from Alabama, Auburn, California, Clemson, Colorado, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, N.C. State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, USC, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.
Marshall went to the Nike Training Camp this past weekend, but said he did not participate.
SOUTHEAST'S WALKER VISITS ECU, MORE SCHEDULED
Tristan Walker, a wide receiver and defensive back from Southeast Raleigh, visited East Carolina on Sunday. He came away impressed.
"They have the best weight room I've seen thus far. They are serious about academics and say they have one of the best environments in the nation," Walker said in a text message.
Walker, a rising senior, said Wide Receiver Coach Donnie Kirkpatrick talked at length with him about how the Pirates use players like him.
"They use their slot receivers who are quick and fast to get match-up problem," Walker said. "They throw the ball a lot, which is good for any wide receiver, so that's a plus."
Walker expects to go back to Greenville to take in a practice sometime in the near future.
On Wednesday, Walker will head to Chapel Hill to take in a North Carolina practice, and hopes to go to NC State's practice on Friday.
"A few schools want to offer after they see a spring workout or at camp this summer," Walker said.
He also expects to visit South Carolina in April.
Last season, Walker caught 34 passes for 601 yards and seven touchdowns. He also threw for two touchdowns and returned one kick off for a score. On defense, Walker had 26 tackles and 11 pass breakups. He earned All-Conference honors in the Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference.
CHAPEL HILL WR INVITED TO ECU JUNIOR DAY
R.J. Quick, wide receiver at Chapel Hill, has been invited to East Carolina's Junior Day on Apr. 16.
Chapel Hill head football coach Issac Marsh informed HighSchoolOT.com of the invitation this week.
At 5-foot-10 and 180-pounds, Quick caught 58 passes for 1,362 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior last season for the Tigers. He's also had interest from Clemson and North Carolina, among others.
Quick earned All-Area honors from HighSchoolOT.com last season.
LOCAL PROSPECTS SHINE AT BIG SHOW COMBINE
On Mar. 5, Southern Durham High School hosted the Raleigh/Durham Big Show Combine. A number of area athletes received recognition.
Kendrick Rogers, a defensive back from Harnett Central, had the top forty-yard dash time at the combine with a 4.63 second performance. He was followed by Harnett Central wide receiver Treshon Rogers with a forty time of 4.65.
Rogers, Enloe running back Charlie Twitty, and Jordan wide receiver Jeff Clark had sub-4.40 Pro Agility times. Rogers posted a 4.34, Twitty a 4.35, and Clark a 4.38.
Rogers also had the combine-best vertical jump at 36 inches. Also from Harnett Central, wide receiver Torin Walker won the Jumpman Award with a 10'0" broad jump.
Here are the other award winners:
STRONGMAN AWARD - Mike Sutton, OL, Panther Creek
STRONGMAN AWARD - Xavier Gilchrist, RB, Southern Durham
Sutton and Gilchrist both repped 185-pounds on the bench press 22 times.
OFFENSIVE MVP - Alex Moore, WR, East Chapel Hill
DEFENSIVE MVP - Taylor Bagley, DB, Wake Forest-Rolesville
LINEMAN MVP - Mike Sutton, OL, Panther Creek
OVERALL COMBINE MVP - Charlie Twitty, RB, Enloe