JUCO Defensive Back Ready To Play

There are many junior college athletes ready to sign on the dotted line come signing day. For others, they are still weighing their options. One particular JUCO defensive back has all the tools to become a contributor on the field right away. With offers from North Carolina State, Baylor, and Marshall see what he has to say about his recruitment and where he plans to visit.

As a high school standout at Talahassee High School in Florida, 6-1 190 defensive back Marcus Udell had offers from several division I programs. He signed with the Alabama Crimson Tide, but failed to qualify. He chose to head to Copiah Lincoln Junior College.

"I picked up on a lot of stuff. I was able to work on my technique and things like that. I had a good time there."

Udell then found his way to the west coast and starred at College of the Canyons. Possessing 4.4 speed, Udell was able to utilize his athletic talents and his experience as he finished his sophomore season with 47 tackles, four interceptions and nearly 20 pass breakups.

Expected to graduate in May of 2008, Udell has now turned his attention to the world of recruiting once again. Only this time it appears to be a bit tougher of an experience.

"The coaches aren't really helping me out too much with recruiting, so I have to kind of do it all myself. I am not looking for much. I am really just looking for a program."

Udell holds offers from Marshall, Baylor, and North Carolina State. He is receiving interest from Ole Miss, Maryland, and Florida State.

"I am visiting Marshall on January 18th. I am visiting Ole Miss sometime in January, but it hasn't been set up yet. I just dropped off film at Florida State, so we will see how that goes."

The versatile defensive back, who has proven he can play both cornerback and safety explains that one school wants him to wait an extra semester.

"North Carolina State wants me to wait an extra semester, so I don't know how that will work out. We will just have to see about that."

Udell provides that he is open to any school at this time and believes that his ability on the defensive side of the ball will likely land him a spot somewhere next year.

"I like to tackle, and I like to cover. I am a physical corner."

Keep it tuned to Scout.com for all the latest as signing day quickly approaches.

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