A standout last season at Hillgrove High in Powder Springs, Ga., the 6-1, 191 safety has transferred to Stephenson High in Stone Mountain for his senior season.
"The Big Cat Weekend was great," Marcus tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "We got to interact more with the other recruits so that was pretty cool. I already knew Xzavier Dickson and it was good talking to him. I got to meet Jonathan Rose and Gabriel Wright."
Prospects were divided into teams for friendly, non-football competitions. "The game I did was drop the penny in the fish bowl," he says. "That was pretty cool. They had other games like watermelon a eating contest and a pie-eating contest. They were fun."
Tommy Thigpen) and Coach (Ted) Roof, the defensive coordinator. I like them because they are down to earth and they tell you like it is. They really want to win and I?like that and they are looking for the players who are the best fit for Auburn to improve the defense."
The rising senior says he wants to decide on a college before the start of his senior season. He already has plenty of options.
"This summer I am going to take more visits to narrow down the number of schools I am considering," he says. "I have 18 offers now. The most recent ones are from Michigan State, West Virginia, Illinois and Indiana. I don't have a favorite right now. I hope to pretty much have a decision before the start of my senior season."
Commenting on what he is looking for in a college, Marcus says, "The best fit. I want to fit with the other people the coaches bring in with their recruiting class. I want to go to a place where I like the environment and it is important to me how much a college's degree is worth. Also, the depth chart is something I will be looking at."
In college he notes that he wants to study business, finance and economics.
Marcus transferred to Stephenson in time to participate in spring practice at his new school. He says that he was made to feel welcome and is excited to play on what should be a strong team this fall.