Talented WR/CB has Cards among favorites

Marcus Folmer has a number of scholarship offers and is in the process of scheduling his official visits. The multi-talented athlete spoke with InsidetheVille.com on Wednesday night and talked about his interest in the Cardinal program.

6'0, 175-pound Marcus Folmar is the teammate of Alphonso Gross, a speedy tailback and kick returner that InsidetheVille.com introduced readers to on Tuesday morning. Folmar and Gross are also cousins and have grown up playing together since their Pee-Wee League days.

Both hail from East Brewton, Alabama and are helping to guide their school, W.S. Neal into the second round of Alabama 3A playoffs.

ITV spoke with Folmar on Wednesday evening regarding his interest in the Louisville program and his desires for college, both on and off the field.

Folmar, who plays both receiver and cornerback, has drawn interest from a number of programs for his abilities on both sides of the ball. According to Folmer, Louisville will allow him the opportunity find his best position.

"They said that they are recruiting me as an athlete," explained Folmar. "Since I play both receiver and cornerback that would let me find where I'd do better."

Louisville assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Joe Whitt, Jr., who recently extended a scholarship offer to Folmar, will have an opportunity to see the highly sought after athlete display his talents this Friday.

"He's coming down for our game Friday night," said Folmar, who received a phone call from Coach Whitt this week to confirm his official visit to U of L on January 16th.

When he makes his official visit to Louisville's Belknap Campus, he'll be attempting to learn a little more about the Cardinal program and the University.

"I've already looked up some about Louisville on the internet," said Folmar, who has already earned a few college credits. "I found out that the school has my major. I do want to meet with the academic advisors and make sure that college credits would transfer there. I also want to talk to the players and see how they like it there."

While Louisville is currently the only official visit scheduled for the talented athlete, he informed ITV that he plans on taking three official visits this winter, with Clemson also receiving one.

Folmar also told ITV that he has been impressed from what he has learned about the City of Louisville while surfing the internet.

In addition to the offer from U of L, Folmar has also received offers from Clemson, Southern Miss and Marshall. He is also receiving interest from Alabama, Mississippi and LSU.

While he continues to draw increased attention, Folmar mentioned that two programs currently lead for his services.

"Right now my favorites are Clemson and Louisville," Folmar said. "They are pretty much neck and neck."

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