Marbley on Memphis NFTC

Destrehan (La.) '14 prospects Rae Juan Marbley (LB) and Donovan Isom (QB) made their way to Memphis a few days ago for the Nike Football Training Camp. Read further to get Marbley's take on the NFTC, spring training, his recruitment and summer plans.

Class 5A Destrehan went through a rebuilding season in 2011, but hopes are high for the Wildcats in '12.

Destrehan's roster includes several college prospects such as LB Rae Juan Marbley - who will be entering his junior year.

Over the weekend, Marbley and classmate Donovan Isom trekked north to Memphis for the Nike Football Training Camp.

"It went pretty good and I was glad to get the opportunity to work with the coaches," said Marbley of the NFTC. "The coaches helped me improve my skills. They said I have good footwork, I'm a nice, agile big guy, and they're looking forward to seeing how far I go on the next level."

Both Marbley and Isom are expected to be heavily-recruited.

What's next on the summer agenda for Marbley?

"I'm talking to my mom about where I'll camp," he said. "I plan on camping with LSU (in July) and Tulane, and I would like to fly to Georgia Tech. I might go to one or two other camps."

If Marbley could pick any camp to attend across the country, where would he go?

"Definitely Georgia Tech," he answered. "I like their atmosphere, and the tradition they've built with football. I'm a big Georgia Tech fan. I like Georgia Tech, I love football, and I hope to get the opportunity to do great things on the next level under great coaches."

What was Marbley's reaction to spring training at Destrehan?

"It went well," he began. "We have a new coach, Coach (Stephen) Robicheaux. He took us to the Dome (state finals) in 2007 and 2008. We have a lot of respect for him. Our minds are open to learning; with him little things are so important, and he pushes that on us.

"I had a few errors that I need to work on for next season. Arizona State, Kansas and Marshall came by during the spring. I hear their coaches said I'm a big guy with nice speed that moves well and keeps his eye on the ball.

"I get my team going and I'm a leader on defense."

Marbley and Isom are joined by '13 prospects Rickey Jefferson, a four-star WR, and Noland Sharpe on the Wildcats' roster.

Sharpe is an offensive guard who is ranked inside the top 100 in the nation at his position.

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