Corona Cornerback Prospect Likes BYU

Sources indicate here of late that BYU plans on signing one more cornerback prospect to go along with current commits Garrett Nicholson and Cameron Comer. A few hopefuls made their way to Provo for the second week of camp. Among them was Marcel Posey from Corona, California, who is anxiously awaiting word of a possible scholarship offer.

Marcel Posey is a 5-foot-10-inch, 170-pound wide receiver from Corona Centennial High School in California. Although he plays receiver for his high school varsity team, Posey was being worked out at cornerback while at BYU's camp.

"It was a little different, but I felt that I did really well," said Posey about working out at cornerback for an entire week at BYU. "I played corner in the junior leagues, so it wasn't that difficult. I felt that I did well and hopefully showed the coaches there that I could play corner at the next level."

Posey has been recruited by BYU since January when they first made contact. Having been unable to attend BYU's Junior Day this past April, Posey made his way to Provo to see BYU up close and audition for a scholarship offer.

"I really liked BYU," said Posey. "It's a really nice place. It's clean, green, and the people are really nice. I made some great friends there."

While at camp, Posey forged friendships with other prospective Cougars such as Kedron Paul and O'Neill Chambers, along with some other local athletes at camp.

"Yeah, me, O'Neill and Kedron became real good friends," said Posey. "I made a lot of other friends too, but especially those two. We call each other a lot now and I'd love to play with both of them at BYU."

Posey also grew to know coaches Jaime Hill and Patrick Higgins more while at the camp. During conversations with both coaches, they made Posey comfortable about the prospect of playing for BYU in the future.

"I really like Coach Hill and how he coaches," said Posey. "He told me that he was very impressed with me and liked how I played. He said that he'd try to get me a scholarship offer, and now we'll just have to wait and see."

Posey showed above-average speed coupled with good lateral movement and overall athletic skills. He spent a lot of time covering his cohorts from Florida in Kedron Paul and O'Neill Chambers.

"Oh man, O'Neill has some good moves. He can really do it all," said Posey. "But I felt I did a good job in covering him and showed the coaches what I can do."

Posey ran track for his high school last year and sports a 100 meter personal best time of 10.89, and can run a 4.4 flat forty. Posey also excels in the classroom, where he's aiming for a 4.0 GPA. He currently holds a 3.7 GPA. He's being recruited currently by Boise State and UNLV, and has received a scholarship offer from Northern Arizona, but it's BYU who Posey has an early eye on in hopes of earning himself a scholarship offer.

"If BYU offers me, then I'll commit to them," said Posey. "I like the school and I like the program. I'm going to college to play football and go to school, and BYU is a great place to do both of those things. The coaches told me that they'll keep in touch and tell me if they have an offer when the season starts. Hopefully they'll offer, we'll just wait and see."


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