Safety In No Hurry to Make His Choice

McAdory High School standout Marcus Jemison discusses football recruiting.

McCalla, Ala.--Marcus Jemison wanted to add extra size and extra muscle as he prepares for his senior football season and it looks like that is going to be a mission accomplished.

The safety and quarterback from McAdory High School is going to be a different looking player as a senior. "I have been working out a lot and I have gained about 15 to 20 pounds," says Jemison, who stands at 6-2, 190.

A player who stood out at an early Auburn summer camp and was offered by the Tigers, he made a second trip to the AU campus in July to check out Coach Tommy Tuberville's team. However, he notes he is no hurry to make a decision on his college choice and doesn't have a favorite.

"Right now, I am planning on waiting until February to decide," says Jemison, who notes he also has offers from Mississippi State, Arkansas, Clemson, Houston and Middle Tennessee State.

Jemison says he doesn't have a preference about what position he will play in college as he heads into his third year as a starter in high school. "It really doesn't matter to me, I just to play," says Jemison, who adds that most of the recruiting attention is coming for his play at safety. As a junior for a 10-2 team, defensively he made more than 40 tackles and intercepted six passes.

An athlete who has also played basketball, he notes that he is dropping that sport to concentrate on football.


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