Two Sport Star On Campus This Weekend

In the past there has been a theory that the basketball and football programs at Duke are on completely different pages. However, now the opportunity to play basketball as a Blue Devil could sway one of California's best athletes.

"Duke's coaches told me that I could possibly play both basketball and football for them," said Chaminade College Prep standout wide receiver Marcus Everett of the Blue Devils' approach. "It's a great opportunity."

Everett, who stands 6-foot-1, gained national exposure after a senior season that saw him record 72 receptions for 1,392 yards and an incredible 18 scores – upping his junior totals of 50 catches for 800 yards and eight scores when he was also a featured running back, running for over 1,000 yards and four touchdowns.

Not to be outdone, his defensive efforts over the past two seasons have been equally strong as he contributed 80 tackles and four interceptions as a junior and then 83 tackles, five interceptions, and two sacks as a senior while leading his team to an 8-4 record.

Early on Marcus was thought to favor staying out west, with UCLA leading the way, but the lure of Duke basketball continues to weight on his mind.

"I'll only play basketball if I go to Duke or Washington State," said Everett. "Anywhere else and I'll just play football."

On the hardwood he averaged 16 points, six assists, and 4 rebounds per contest.

Aside from the Duke visit, Everett has also visited Oregon on January 9th, Washington State on December 5th, and will trip to Boston College next weekend.

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