QB/Safety Prospect Down to Three

Marcus Jemison talks with Inside the Auburn Tigers about recruiting and McAdory football.

McCalla, Ala.--McAdory quarterback/safety Marcus Jemison, who holds six scholarship offers, has his list trimmed down to three.

"Clemson, Arkansas and Auburn," Jemison says. "Right now that it is."

He also has offers from Mississippi State, Houston and Middle Tennessee. The Cougars and Blue Raiders are recruiting him as a quarterback while all of the others want the 6-2, 200-pounder as a safety.

"I'd prefer to play quarterback," he notes, "but it really doesn't matter."

From Auburn, where he was a standout at one of the senior camps over of the summer, Jemison is being recruited by Terry Price. "It's a good one," Jemison says of their relationship. "He calls every chance he gets and says just keep practicing and (asks) if I'm still thinking Auburn.

"I went back for another camp," he adds of his visits to the Plains. "I didn't camp (the second time), I just went for a visit. Then I went when they played against Vanderbilt."

Jemison also took an unofficial visit to Clemson early in the year, but has never been to Fayetteville, Ark. As his McAdory team is focused on its season and making a run for the 5A state championship, Jemison says that he doesn't have any officials lined up and that he'll "probably just wait it on out" as far as making a decision.

"I plan on taking some (officials) to Auburn, Clemson and Arkansas," he says.


Jemison, who runs the Wing-T offense, is explosive with the ball in his hands.

In addition to being the starting quarterback and safety, Jemison also kicks off and punts occasionally, and is the punt returner and holder on field goals as well. McAdory, 8-0, can win 5A Region 3 title outright with a victory on Friday over 6-2 Bibb County. Demopolis is also 7-1 in the region.

"We run the ball," he explains, "and we just have to keep playing the way we've been playing all year."

McAdory is the second-ranked team in 5A behind Briarwood and Auburn QB commitment Barrett Trotter.


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