Two-Sport Star Undecided

Marcus Everett, a 6-1 point guard from Southern California, has several schools on his list for basketball, but his recruitment is complicated by his status as a potential football prospect...

Marcus Everett, 6-1 SR PG West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade, is receiving interest from a variety of schools, due to the fact that he's both a potential football and basketball prospect.

We spoke with Everett yesterday and he told us that he'll make a decision about which sport he'll play in college sometime after the end of his high school football season.

"I'm not sure what I'll do," said Everett. "I may play only one or possibly both. Utah, Washington State and Oregon have said I could play both sports."

In addition to those schools, Everett said he's also hearing from Washington, UCLA, Colorado, Stanford and Colorado State for football. He said Washington State and Oregon are his favorites for football. He said Washington was the first school to call him when coaches were allowed to make calls earlier this month.

In basketball, Everett has had in-home visits with Santa Clara, Princeton, Utah, UC Santa Barbara and Colgate. Everett said he also planned on a visit with Irvine. He said Utah, Santa Clara and Princeton are his favorites for basketball.

On the choice between two sports, Everett said, "It's tough -- I've been playing both since I was five or six and it's hard to choose."

Everett has a chance to play in the Ivy League as well and he said, "If you go to a place like Princeton, you're set for life, so that's something I'm considering."

Everett has had a strong start to his high school football season, with over 200 yards receiving in one of his early games.


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