Another Surprise Visitor

It looked as though the University of Michigan was going to steal away an Alabama in-state prospect who was impressing a lot of folks on a small stage at 4A Tarrant High School. Not so fast. The new coaching staff at Alabama wants a chance to turn his head.

Marquis Maze led the Wildcats to an undefeated regular season, but after undergoing surgery on an injured foot he only played six games.

The new coaching staff at the University of Alabama is wasting no time in looking for the in-state talent that coach Nick Saban vows to try to keep in-state. The 5-9, 165-pound speedster had 1,200 all purpose yards and 15 touchdowns, making his six games look like a complete season. Maze returns kicks and punts and can play the skilled positions. After an injury to the Wildcats' quarterback, Maze stepped into that role.

Marquis Maze said of Alabama, "I'm listening to them. Coach [Kevin] Steele contacted me, and I will visit next week for an official visit. They are recruiting me as an athlete. I have already taken my official to Michigan when they played Michigan State."

When asked to gauge his interest in the Crimson Tide Maze responded, "I really don't know right now. I'll have to wait and see."

The upbeat Maze talked about his injury recovery as he added, "I'm doing pretty good. Right now I'm playing basketball."

Stay tuned to Scout.com as we continue to follow the recruitment of Marquis Maze.


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