Marcus Alipate To Attend Gopher Football Camp

Marcus Alipate, a 6-foot-1 junior point guard/wide receiver from Bloomington (MN) Jefferson, is getting plenty of recruiting interest for both sports. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Alipate Friday night to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Marcus Alipate comes from an athletic family. His older brother, Moses, is a redshirt freshman quarterback at Minnesota and he is the son of former Minnesota Viking Tuineau, who played college football at Washington State. Alipate is also a wide receiver for the Jaguar football team and is getting looks from colleges for both sports.

Alipate averaged 17-0 points per game this season for the 7-18 Jaguars, which lost in the second round of the playoffs to Eden Prairie 64-50. He scored in double figures in all but three games. Alipate scored a season-best 35 points in a 89-86 win over Duluth East.

Alipate, along with Moses, helped lead Jefferson to a 20-9 mark and a fourth place finish in the Class AAAA Tournament in 2009. The Jaguars upset second-seed Henry Sibley in the state quarterfinals.

Alipate averaged 14.2 points per game as a sophomore.

Alipate caught 30 passes for 505 yards with six touchdowns as a wide receiver this past fall.

Alipate is hearing from a variety of schools for both sports.

You are going to Iowa State Sunday for their Elite Camp, right?

"I am going there for the football and basketball camp. I am going to go the first half of the basketball camp and then go to the other half of the football camp."

Wear Out the Net is playing really well this spring and you recently added D.J. Peterson. What are your expectations for this summer?

"Adding D.J. helps us a lot. We are starting to play more like a team now. We've got a lot of guys that buy into the system and are working together. It should be a fun summer. I hope the best for us. We are playing really good and improving every day at practice. If we keep doing that, we'll be all right."

What other football camps are you planning on attending?

I'll go to Minnesota's. I was invited to the Wisconsin one. I am going down to UCLA, USC, Stanford and Cal.

What about basketball camps?

"We are going to see how it goes."

When are you starting your 7-on-7 passing league?

"We are starting June 14th at Burnsville."

What are the expectations for the football team?

"We should be all right. We don't really have that many starters coming back on defense, but are working hard now. It should be a good summer and football season."

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