Sales Nets New Offers

Offers from schools continue to roll in for Syracuse, N.Y., native Marcus Sales. With offers currently in the fold from Pittsburgh and Louisville, Sales picked up a third offer from the hometown Orange and has been told a fourth is on the way from Virginia.

With a 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame and 4.5 40-yard dash speed, Christian Brothers Academy wide receiver Marcus Sales has the potential to be one of the top receivers in the Class of 2008. After receiving two offers from top Big East programs in Pittsburgh and Louisville, Sales continues to rake in the offers.

"I got an offer from Syracuse and hear from them a lot," Sales said. "It really feels good to pick up my third Big East offer and basically, I'm just proud of myself. With Syracuse being right in my own backyard I've gotten to know the staff very well and am very comfortable with the city. Going to Syracuse would have an upside in that, I would be close to home so that my family could come see me play a lot. I've been in the dome many times and that place is really loud. It's just a great place to play football. I get handwritten letters three or four times a week from Coach Greg Robinson and the rest of the staff, so I hear from them more then any other school."

"The wide receiver coach from Virginia (John Garrett) was at my school last Wednesday and told me I should be receiving a written offer in the mail from them very soon," Sales explained. "He was very open with me and told me that they were the number two public school on the east coast in terms of academics, which is very important to me. I don't know much about Virginia other then that the Barbers (Tiki and Ronde) went there, so I'll be able to learn more about them if I attend the junior day I was invited to."

Right now Sales says the most mail he is receiving is from Syracuse, Iowa, Penn State, USC, Georgia Tech and Miami. He gets handwritten letters from Miami and Georgia Tech on occasion and is just taking care of business in the classroom while he waits for more.

"It's important that I stay hungry and don't let my head get too big," Sales stated. "An offer really doesn't mean anything unless I keep my grades up, so I'm working hard to do that."

For the record, Sales maintains a B-average in school while starring in both basketball and football. He missed two games as a junior, but still caught 33 passes for 600 yards and seven touchdowns and averages 23 points, five assists, five blocks and six rebounds per game for the basketball team. Sales was a first-team All-League selection at wide receiver and made second-team All-League at cornerback.

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