Humphrey has four schools in mind

Marlon Humphrey won a state championship in 2012, he has already been selected to play in the Under Armour All-America game, and he has offers from schools coast to coast. This young man is in a place many young kids dream about.

After losing to Prattville in 2011, Hoover rebounded in 2012 and took home the state title.

Hoover is a program known across the country when talking high school football and Marlon Humphrey is happy to be a part of that program.

"Hoover makes me better and it is all about the standard there," Humphrey said. "We all know what is expected of us each day, we work at a high level, and we try to play at a level other schools can't match. Being at Hoover has really helped me. We like to think things are a little different there than at normal high schools."

It has not hurt that Humphrey is playing at Hoover, but when you have a young man with his size and talent, he wouldn't have to be at a national program to be well known.

This 6-foot, 179 pound cornerback has pulled in offers from schools coast to coast, but four stand out in his mind right now.

"I am looking at Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, USC right now. I feel pretty certain that I will visit those schools officially. I am still looking for that fifth school to visit, but I feel good about those four right now and they are on top right now."

Out of those four schools, he only visited Alabama this past season for a game, and he really likes what Tuscaloosa has to offer.

"The tradition at Alabama is great and that has always stood out to me. My dad [Bobby Humphrey] played at Alabama, so I have been around Alabama football since I was little. They do a lot of things very well.

"Other than tradition, I like the way they produce defensive backs too. They have had a lot of great ones come through in recent years and Dee Milliner is about to be a top pick this year in the draft. I really like that because I know they would help me develop."

It looks like schools could have ample time to recruit this five-star corner and show him why they are the school for him.

"I am going to let the recruiting process play out and see how things go," he said. "I do not really have a plan right now, but I am thinking I might commit at the Under Armour All-America game next year. We will see, but I know I will not rush my decision."

Scout currently ranks Humphrey as the No. 2 cornerback in the country.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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