Prospect Update: Marcus Howard


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<font class=caption>Marcus Howard had 120 tackles this season.</font>
Marcus Howard had 120 tackles this season.


Marcus Howard


Linebacker - Hanahan, SC (Hanahan HS

#4 Prospect in South Carolina





Vitals:

6-2,  210, 4.31

370lbs bench, 560 lbs squat


Stats:

120 tackles, 4 INTs, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 sacks, 15 tackles for loss. Rushed for 996 yards. Named defensive MVP for the South in the
SC North-South All-star game.


Offers: 

NC State

South Carolina

Tennessee

Clemson

Georgia



 


Visits w/ player comments: 


NC State -  12/7 - 

Clemson - 1/10 -    

Georgia 
- 1/17 -  "Trip to Athens went
real well. Host was Michael Johnson a wide receiver. Spent a lot of time with
Coach Van Gorder
." 



 


Leaders:


"Right now I can’t say who’s the leader. I’d like to say Georgia, but I talked
to Coach Burns and Coach Bowden, and they said they want to come and talk to me
on Tuesday. From that standpoint I would say Georgia is the leader, but I’m
going to let Coach Burns and Coach Bowden come to the house on Tuesday."


Are any other schools involved?

"Gamecocks are out right now. It’s just Georgia and Clemson right now. I
should make my decision real soon. Possibly tomorrow."



What do you like about both schools?

"Both schools are in a small
college town. Both schools are on the rise. Both schools have a good coach. I
think both schools can contend for a national championship in the future."



What are the differences?

"Right now I think Clemson…both are rebuilding…but Clemson is farther behind
than Georgia. I like the defensive coordinator from Clemson. Me and him have
become good friends and I like Coach Burns. At Georgia I think the program is
where it needs to be right now. They could win the national championship next
year. The defense is crazy. I like that. I like Coach Richt. He’s very
spiritual. He’s just a good man, I think."



What is your time table for a decision?

"
I would make my decision today, but I’m going to hear what Clemson
has to say. Coach Bowden and Coach Burns, they were the first to offer me so I’m
going to stand by them until the end."

Once you make a decision will
that end your recruiting?

"
I want to keep my word. I don’t want to commit to one school and
then another. It could happen, but my coach  has been preaching to me from
the start not to do that. My dad has been telling me not to do that either. I
don’t want to decommit from any school."

 How tough a
decision is it for you?

"It’s a tough decision for me. I’ve been thinking about it for a weekend a
half. I’ve got it boiled down to the two schools. I think one night I’m going to
wake up one night and say that’s where I’m going to go. It’s a tough decision
for me because it’s the next four or five years of my life."


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