2014 RB picks up first two offers

Cincinnati was first to offer, then South Carolina. This 2014 running back was waiting patiently for the recruiting process to truly begin and it has.

"I got my first offer from Cincinnati about two weeks ago. Coach [Eddie] Gran offered me and some of my teammates one day and I then had my first offer," Mardre London told Scout.

"Coach Gran wants us to visit Cincinnati in the summer and stay up there for a couple of days. I do not know much about them yet, but I did not see them on T.V. against Louisville this year. They have new coaches now so, I just need to learn more about them."

After the Bearcats put London on their 2014 target list, the Gamecocks let him know he is wanted in Columbia too.

"I have been talking to Coach [Grady] Brown from South Carolina for a while on Facebook, so I knew they were very interest. They (Brown and Steve Spurrier) came through the school last week and offered me. I have seen them a lot on T.V. and I am very interested in them because they play in the SEC."

London is a 6-foot-1, 200 pound junior running back out of Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas and he feels the SEC is a perfect fit for him.

"I am a big back with power and I think I could fit in well in that conference. I like how they play in the SEC and I am just a big fan."

Plenty of schools in the SEC are showing interest in London right now, but he is really wanting an offer from one in particular.

"Alabama and Tennessee are two I am hearing from a lot, but I want an offer from Arkansas. I am from Arkansas, I lived there until I was 15 years old, and I would really like to get an offer from them."

Growing up following the Razorbacks, they hold a special place on London's list when it comes to college favorites right now, but he is going to explore his options.

London ran for over 400 yards and scored five touchdowns this season helping the Raiders win a state title.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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