CB Marcus Clayton Delays Decision

Marcus Clayton remains a coveted prospect at an unfilled position for the Hawks this recruiting season. The cornerback was once thought to be making a Christmas time decision, but has now pushed that back. Get the latest on Marcus right here at HawkTalkOnline.com!

At only 5'8, some have questioned Marcus's abilities due to his size. However, after running a 4.37 at this past spring's NIKE Camp in Georgia, and shutting down many of the premier Tallahassee area wide receivers, there is not many doubting him now.

"Marcus has decided to take official visits to Clemson and Tennessee the next two weekends," Godby Head Coach Shelton Crews said. "A decision will likely come shortly thereafter. North Carolina has kind of dropped out of the picture, but Iowa has remained very active and still sits highly on his list."

After completing an official visit to Iowa City on November 22nd, what type of procedure have the Hawks used in recruiting Marcus? Also, have they made any effort to inform Marcus on the Ferentz/Jaguar rumors?

"I actually just spoke to Coach (Darrell) Wilson this past Thursday for the first time since before Christmas. They have had a few in-home visits with Marcus, and have let it be known they still very much like him. When I spoke to Coach Wilson, he did not tell me anything about Coach Ferentz possibly leaving as I heard it first on the internet."

"I remember asking many of the coaches I dealt with last year in the recruitment of Edmond (Miles) whether they'd be there for his four years. They all told me that Iowa was a perfect fit and Kirk wasn't likely to bolt for the NFL. I think Iowa will just have to increase his pay because he deserves to be paid as one of the top coaches in college football."

Speaking of Edmond Miles, do you have any update as to how he is doing as a Hawkeye?

"He has been at school working out every day since break started for him. Wow, he looks in magnificent shape, and the only muscles I believe he has room to grow are in his face. I know he did well academically this semester, too. Getting some playing time next year is what he is really thinking about."

So now it appears instead of marking Christmas down on your calender for Marcus Clayton, you may want to move ahead closer to Signing Day. In the end, will the Hawks be adding their second Godby product?


Hawkeye Insider Top Stories