The 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard from Robbinsdale, Minnesota does not yet have any scholarship offers but is being recruited mostly by Iowa State, Kansas, Iowa, and Wisconsin. "Besides this visit to Iowa State, I have also been to Iowa and Wisconsin," he said.
Iowa State first started recruiting Marquel (who plays for the 43 Hoops AAU Team) when Iowa State assistant coach Jeff Rutter spotted him during the AAU season this past summer. "He came to some of my games towards the end of the season," said Curtis. "He said that he liked that I was a big and athletic wing. He just really likes my athleticism."
Marquel also got to catch up with Coach Rutter after the Cyclones victory over Texas Tech on Saturday. "We talked about the game some and he told me how he wasn't too happy with Iowa State's transition defense," said Curtis.
Marquel also got to meet Cyclone head coach Greg McDermott for the first time and some of the players. "After the game I met with Coach McDermott real quick and he seemed nice," he said. "I also got to talk with Craig Brackins and Diante Garrett."
Curtis is having a solid season for Armstrong High School averaging 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists. His school will be playing in the sections part of the state tournament this week and currently has a record of 13-15.
When asked about his strengths and weaknesses as a players, Marquel responded,"I would say that my mid-range shooting and ballhandling are my strengths and I feel the thing that I really need to improve on is my three-point shot."