Seets Keeping Options Open

Marlon Seets is a rare player with the ability to play on either side of the ball in college. The senior from Haughton was a rock last fall for the Buccaneers, rolling up 1,800 all-purpose yards on offense and recording 64 tackles on defense. With his skills, Seets could be a one-man wrecking crew if he signs with an FCS school.

The Haughton Buccaneers went 12-1 in 2010 and advanced to the Class 4A quarterfinals before succumbing to eventual state champ Franklinton in a high-scoring shootout. Marlon Seets was the "Ironman" of the team, logging time on both sides of the ball.

On offense, Seets was the team's leading rusher. The stocky, 5-foot-10, 210-pounder rushed for 1,400 yards and 19 touchdowns. In addition, he tacked on 400 more all-purpose yards.

On defense, Seets was simply the best player - far and away - on the unit. He registered 64 tackles, one interception, three forced fumbles, and recovered five fumbles. The senior also scored two defensive touchdowns.

"We had a good season," said Seets. "We racked up a lot of points. I think we averaged 49 points a game. I averaged 10 yards per carry and it's pretty good when you get a first down every time you touch the ball. My work in the weight room paid off. I enjoyed the pressure of going against two of the best running backs in the state - Franklinton's Terrance Magee and Josh Robinson - in the quarterfinals. I felt like I could go toe-to-toe with them."

What's happening with Seets' recruitment?

"Prairie View A&M offered and I was supposed to go visit there soon, but the coach who was recruiting me left to take a job at Alcorn State," he said. "This weekend, I'm taking an official visit to Alcorn State and I feel like they'll offer me on the visit.

"Southern Arkansas has also offered, and I'm waiting to hear back from Coach Laird at Northwestern State. He told me that they're still reviewing my film. I've also gotten some mail from Kansas, but I'm not sure how serious they are about me. I feel like more offers might come in the next few days, too."

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