It is becoming more commonplace these days to see the two-sport star. And Kentucky is getting its' fair share. Marckus Boswell, a 5'10", 165-pound wide receiver from South Carolina, said yes to the football Cats, but a big part of his decision to come to the Bluegrass, was a promise from Tubby Smith; a promise to walk on the basketball team.
Boswell's football numbers are unbelievable. One of the top 25 players in South Carolina this past season, Boswell in three years had snagged 64 touchdowns, and over 4700 yards. No, those are not quarterback numbers. Those are balls caught. Many analysts are comparing him to another fireplug receiver from Kentucky, Craig Yeast.
But on the basketball floor, he really shines as a leader. He regularly sacrifices points for the good of the team. "Everything is going fine," said Boswell, on signing day. Even though he had just signed a football letter-of-intent, one could tell that Marckus was thinking hoops. "We are 16-3, we're playing good right now. I had a good performance a couple of nights ago, I had 23 points and like seven assists and five rebounds. I am averaging around 15, 16 points a game, and five or six assists. I am really a shooting guard, point guard combo and we have some division one big men on our team and I try to keep everybody happy on the team. I try to get the ball inside a lot and get them started." Those big men are very well recognized. "We have a junior that is in the top four power forwards in the nation. Another big man, Lou Griffin is going to Hutchinson Junior College in Kansas." Boswell knows that playoff time is when he will be looked upon to lead the most. "Really, I am just trying to hold off until the playoffs, and then I'll do what I got to do." Greenville has three more games left in the regular season, and then the playoffs start.
(Next up, our last football signee, basketball walk-on. A look at where LaShun Watson is in his senior campaign.)