Louisville still an option for Marcus Sales?

Four-star Syracuse, NY wide receiver Marcus Sales received an early offer last fall from Louisville when Bobby Petrino was coaching the Cardinals. Now considered one of the top play-makers in the east, is Louisville still an option for the 6-2, 185-pound Sales?

Four-star wide receiver Marcus Sales holds seven scholarship offers at the moment. The 6-foot-2, 185 pound Syracuse, NY native is one of the top WR's in the northeast and he's looking forward to a big senior season at Christian Brothers Academy.

"Things are going real good," Sales said. "There's nothing too big going on with my recruitment right now. I'm just focusing on the season."

Sales, the 47th-ranked wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com, holds offers from several Big East and ACC programs, including Louisville, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Boston College, Miami and North Carolina. Which schools are recruiting him the hardest?

"Probably Pittsburgh, Louisville, North Carolina, Syracuse and Boston College," Sales said.

Sales said he's not in a rush to make his college decision. He hasn't scheduled any official visits yet and he's not ready to narrow his list or talk favorites.


"Not yet. I am planning to take three visits during the season and two after," Sales said. "I just want to get a chance to see all the schools and evaluate them before I make a decision."

Louisville came through with an early offer last November when Bobby Petrino was still coaching the Cardinals. Louisville assistant Jeff Brohm has continued to recruit Sales for new coach Steve Kragthorpe's staff this year. What's going on with Louisville?

"The last time I talked with Louisville was earlier this summer," Sales said. "I like their offense and how they use their talent and throw the ball all over the field. Coach Brohm is recruiting me for Louisville. They were the second school to offer me."

Sales camped at Pittsburgh this summer where he was outstanding, showing the ability to catch any pass thrown his way. He also has made several unofficial visits to hometown Syracuse to watch the Orange practice and workout.

"I had a real good camp down at Pittsburgh and I go up to SU sometimes just to watch them practice," Sales said. "I liked Pittsburgh a lot, but I just want a chance to go evaluate all the other schools on my list before I make a decision."

What factor will he consider when making his decision?

"The coaching staff and the players – how I blend in with the team, and where I feel comfortable," Sales said.

As a junior, Sales caught 33 passes for 600 yards and seven touchdowns despite missing two games.


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